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Hugs... Let's not forget


Due to the pandemic, we all have that someone we may not be able to hug at the moment, but let’s not forget the benefits for when we are able to hug them again.

Hugging someone you love for 20 seconds a day is the key to being happier & healthier. A big hug releases the bonding hormone oxytocin, also known as the ‘cuddle hormone’ which can lower your cortisol levels, lowering your blood pressure, slow your heart rate and improve your mood. Oxytocin levels rise when we hug, touch or sit close to someone. Hugs heal the feeling of loneliness, fear & anger. Hugging can help you communicate your feelings in a way words can’t. Hugs make you feels special & deepen our relationships. The nurturing touch of a hug builds trust & a sense of safety.

10 Reasons to Hug

♥ Hugs reduce stress by showing your support

♥ Hugs help protect you from stress-related illnesses

♥ Hugs to help boost your heart health

♥ Hugs strengthen the immune system

♥ Hugs can make you happier

♥ Hugs help reduce your fears

♥ Hugs may help reduce your pain

♥ Hugging improves your physical performance

♥ Hugs help you communicate with others

♥ Hugging can make you feel less alone

Hugs are free & can be given at any time, Hugs can change the world.

Hugs are important part of our well-being they are much like meditation & laughter.


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