GIVE A HUG INSTEAD OF CHOCOLATE! THEY ARE FREE, THEY FEEL AWESOME AND THEY ARE GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH!


You don’t have to read a research article to know that hugs feel pretty darn awesome; they make us feel safe, loved and warm and they offer us tremendous comfort in times of need.

From the moment we are born the importance of and the need for human touch is present; nothing seems to soothe a crying baby better than close body contact and nothing seems to soothe a sick or premature baby like skin-to-skin contact does.

Hugs are fun to give and even better to receive and if you aren’t a natural “hugger” the following health benefits may be enough to get you hugging more often!

  • Hugs can increase oxytocin levels (1)

  • Hugs can lower cortisol levels (2)

Helping to lower blood pressure, heart rate and our response to stress….

And there is even evidence to show that hugs can help support our immune system; more hugs are correlated with fewer episodes of cold and flu!

All good reasons to hug more often!

Sending A Wish Your Way For A Well BALANCED Day

Jenny

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