Many people see crying as a sign of weakness. There’s even a saying that big girls or boys don’t cry.
Apparently, this is a big mistake because confronting your emotions takes a lot of strength even though it’s a type of vulnerability.
If you feel like crying, do not hold back.
The health benefits of crying:
- Crying Cleans your Eyes
Tears lubricate your eyeballs and eyelids to help you see thing around you better. Crying helps your mucous membranes to fight dehydration and this prevents vision problems.
- Crying Fights Colds
Your eyes produce tears to enable you to fight disease-causing pathogens that can affect your health. Tears act like disinfectants due to a chemical called lysozyme. This is a strong compound that kills up to 95 percent of bacteria in less than 10 minutes. When you touch your eyes with dirty hands full of bacteria and viruses, the tears from your eyes can help fight these disease-causing pathogens.
- Emotional Tears Eliminates Toxins
Crying because of distress or grief will help you get rid of toxins in the body. Crying is a form of therapy that doesn’t cost anything.