Does Crying A Lot Mean You're Mentally Tough?
by David Wolfe
“I’m the biggest crier.” – Ronda Rousey, Mixed Martial Arts World Champion Often times we believe that crying is for the weak and that you’re soft if you show emotions.
left unchecked, has negative physical affects on the body, including increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and other stress relate disorders.”
Ronda Rousey, mixed martial arts champion and arguably the toughest woman in the world openly admits to crying right before a fight, and she’s the champion.
Here’s a few reasons why crying actually means you’re tough.
It Makes You Feel Good
In a study conducted by Dr. Frey, he found that “women cry an average of 5.3 times a month, while men cry an average of 1.3 times per month.” When you meet your problem head on and release all of the pent up energy inside of you into tears, it’s like a water breaking through a dam. Embrace this feeling and let the tears flow. You’ll feel much better afterwards.
(Source: American Psychological Association)
Removes Toxins and Bad Energy
Not only does crying help you express yourself, but Dr. Frey also found that tears help to remove toxins and bad energy that build up from stress. Crying also lowers your blood pressure and decreases your manganese levels, that, when too high, can cause severe anxiety. Talk about an ultimate release!
Makes You HumanThere’s nothing more powerful than crying in front of someone. It truly takes a strong person to be able to express her/his emotions. This helps others feel empowered to also express their feelings. After you’re done crying, make sure you hug it out.
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David “Avocado” Wolfe is the rock star and Indiana Jones of the superfoods and longevity universe. The world’s top CEOs, ambassadors, celebrities, athletes, artists, and the real superheroes of this planet—Moms—all look to David for expert advice in health, beauty, herbalism, nutrition, and chocolate!David is the celebrity spokesperson for America’s #1 selling kitchen appliance: the NUTRiBULLET™ and for www.LongevityWarehouse.com. He is the co-founder of TheBestDayEver.com online health magazine and is the visionary founder and president of the non-profit The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation charity (www.ftpf.org) with a mission to plant 18 billion fruit, nut, and medicinal trees on planet Earth. This article was shared on Awakening People with the author's written permission under the Creative Commons License.
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