Grab your girlfriends, pack your bags, and buy a plane ticket immediately because a study has found that girls trips are actually great for your mental health. So what are you waiting for? You’re doing it in the name of science.

 

 

Southern Living pointed out that a 2016 study explained spending time with friends boosts the production of oxytocin, which is often called the “love” or “cuddle” hormone. Oxytocin is released when you’re in positive social situations and will make you feel trusting, empathetic, and all-around very happy. It’s also a great antidote for depressed and anxious feelings, which is even more of a reason to book some hang time ASAP.

Not only that, but friendship can extend life expectancy, lower chances of heart disease, and even help us better tolerate pain.

So, that all adds up to the fact that we need some girlfriend getaway time ASAP. Get to it!

 

 

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