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Why Crying Is Good For You?

Why Crying Is Good For You?

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Crying is an automatic and usual response when a person is faced with an emotional situation such as grief, joy or fear.


6 health benefits after crying :

  • dried eyeballs moisten and freshen up, moves much more easily. Tears actually contain anti-bacteria properties that prevents eye infection. In fact, a component of tears is lysozyme that functions as a natural antibiotic.
  • oxytocin dan endorphins hormones are released. These hormones help relieve emotional and physical pain. Besides this, they also induce the feeling of joy and pleasure.
  • the toxins and chemicals that cause stress are discharged through tears. As such, researchers believe crying could reduce toxins in the body.
  • the feeling of sadness subsides. Weeping stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system that helps one relax.
  • the tears that flows to the nasal cavity enables smoother breathing and normalises heartbeat thus making one feel relieved and calm.
  • one will easily fall asleep – notice that after crying for sometimes, babies usually fall fast asleep?


However, crying may be also an indication of depression especially if a person often cries without reason and uncontrollablly, until it affects his/her daily life and routine.


So, it is advisable to seek medical help as soon as possible if one experiences ‘unexplained’ frequent crying.

Keng Yau Chan

Keng Yau is a Malaysian-based editor & writer for YesMyWellness.com. Fitness as a career wasn't always in his first choice and in fact, he was quite an obese lad before! However, after a major health scare, Keng Yau has decided to pursue a healthy lifestyle and solidify his commitment by completing Associate Degree of Applied Fitness from Australian College of Physical Education and is also an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. He has worked for major fitness centres and often volunteers in public and community health initiatives.

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