LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- We told you yesterday that broken heart syndrome is real and that it's even harder around Valentine's Day. But if you're spending this year alone, don't worry! Here's are the five healthiest ways to spend Valentine's Day single.
Get more on this list from The Huffington Post: The 5 Healthiest Ways to Spend a Single Valentine's Day
1. Eat Chocolate! - Chocolate in moderation is healthy. The flavonoids found in chocolate play a role in lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow to the brain and heart and making blood platelets less sticky and able to clot.
2. Exercise! - It's a good way to treat a case of the blues! Exercise releases endorphins which are chemicals your body produces naturally to block pain transmitters and induce feelings of euphoria. And it only takes about 30 minutes of moderate exercise before endorphins kick in!
3. Spend time with close friends - Studies have shown that in stressful situations, a person's heart rate and blood pressure increase less when they're with someone who is close to them.
4. Volunteer! - Nothing makes you feel better faster than helping others. Researchers have linked volunteering to higher self-confidence, lower depression and higher levels of happiness among people who routinely help others. It's a great way to shake off the Valentine's Day malaise!
5. Unplug for the day! - Recent studies found that the more you use Facebook, the sadder you'll be. Logging off helps your mind recover from work and social demands so you can recharge and have your most productive February 15th ever. No love drunks for you!