Why You Should Get (and Give) More Hugs 

Boosts Mood 

Hugging releases oxytocin, promoting feelings of happiness and reducing stress. 

Reduces Stress 

Hugs can lower cortisol levels, easing tension and anxiety. 

Improves Heart Health 

Hugging may lower blood pressure and promote cardiovascular well-being. 

Enhances Immune Function 

Oxytocin and touch may contribute to a stronger immune system. 

Promotes Relaxation 

Physical touch triggers a relaxation response, calming the nervous system. 

Increases Self-Esteem 

Regular hugs contribute to a sense of acceptance and self-worth. 

Eases Pain

Hugging can release endorphins, acting as a natural pain reliever .

Encourages Empathy 

Regular physical contact fosters empathy and understanding in relationships.

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