It makes nine out of 10 people feel better, reduces stress, and may help to keep the body healthy. It's also free, available to almost everyone, and has no known side effects, other than wet tissues, red eyes and runny makeup. Crying may not be a blockbuster drug, but the latest research suggests it's highly effective at healing, and that it improves the mood of 88.8 per cent of weepers...
We cry out stress hormones. Crying stimulates the release of endogenous opiates for pain relief. Crying may help rebalance the body's electrolytes.
So treat yourself to a sad movie and have a good cry from time to time. It can help restore psychological and physiological balance in your life.
Being sad ain’t all bad.