Not one apple, but one hug a day will keep the doctor away from you
When was the last time you got a hug or did you hug someone? Hugging is one of the simplest things you can do for your health and happiness.
Here’s what psychologists say about it:
• Hugging is good for your heart. Studies show that hugging creates a positive emotional experience that can lead to biochemical and physiological reactions. Ahug can help lower blood pressure levels and reduce stress.
• Hugging helps boost your immune system. It can increase the production of endorphins in your body, which in turn can help strengthen your immune system. Maybe not one apple a day, but one hug a ay is the key to keeping the doctor away from you…
• Hugging improves your mood. Do you feel sad or grumbling? A single hug can help. Touch is an universal language of love. Scientists agree that just touching can reveal emotions, including anger, fear, disgust, love, gratitude and compassion. Thanks to its ability to lower cortisol levels and help you relax, a hug may be just what you need to instantly improve your mood.
Did you know that on average people spend about an hour in a hug monthly? The average lasts less than 10 seconds. A full-body hug stimulates your nervous system, while reducing feelings of loneliness, fighting fear, increasing self-confidence, reducing tension and arousing feelings of gratitude.
After all, the more physical attachment you get, the happier and healthier you are.