Those who who really know me, know that I love to give deep long hugs, specially to my significant other. Crazy that lack of hugs in a previous relationship was a huge issue for and started most of our arguments, because they couldn’t find a couple minutes when they were so called busy.
Top 3 health benefits of hugging as provided by goodrelaxation.com
1. Hugging reduces the risk of heart diseases
High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. Studies have also shown that hugging lowers blood pressure and with it reduces the risk of heart diseases. For people with weak hearts or high blood pressure, this one is probably the most important one from all the health benefits of hugging.
2. Hugging relieves stress and makes you feel calmer
Several studies have shown that hugging makes you happier (what a surprise!). Hugs increase the level of hormone called oxytocin. This hormone is a trigger for bonding and caring responses. This hormone makes you feel calmer and less anxious.
3. Hugging is good for your relationship
When you think about it – it´s pretty obvious. But do you know, how hugging is good for your relationship? Hugging releases the hormones serotonin and dopamine. Those hormones make you feel good and lift your mood. As a result you feel more closer to the person who makes you feel good. Good relationship has also a positive effect on your overall health.
Those were the top 3 health benefits of hugging. But there are also other benefits of hugging that should inspire you to hug more – longevity, stronger immune system and higher self-esteem, and one of my favorites
IT SIMPLY FEELS SO GOOD.
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