Embracing your loved ones feels good, but beyond that, it also improves health and well-being! Here are the top five ways that squeezing your loved ones can improve your health and your life.
Hugging releases the hormone oxytocin, the bonding hormone. This causes you to feel closer and alleviates feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.
Extended squeezing relaxes muscles. Hugs release tension, take away pain, and increase circulation to soft tissues.
Hugs cause the body to release serotonin and endorphins. These hormones reduce stress, reduce pain and sadness, can help prevent heart problems and weight gain, and can actually prolong your life.
Hugs reduce stress which is good for your body! Studies show that frequent squeezes can even shorten the common cold.
Hugging produces dopamine in the brain, fighting depression, stress, and pain!
Squeeze away stress today and start reaping the benefits that hugs provide. It’s easy, and free!