Feeling Good Tip of the Day ~ Do You Know The Importance of Human Touch?

Human Physical Touch Relieves Stress and Loneliness

Human touch may have a calming effect and help you better cope with stress. For example, studies show that positive physical contact and sex may help relieve stress and loneliness. These types of contact may help release oxytocin and lower cortisol. In turn, these effects help lower blood pressure and heart rate. Both high blood pressure and increased heart rate are physical symptoms of stress.


NOTE: Give those you love a great daily vitamin: A warm hug. Those you love and you will feel better.

Today’s Health Tip ~ What are the Benefits of Hugging?

Hugging has Multiple Benefits

  1. Hugs reduce stress.
  2. Hugs may protect against illness.
  3. Hugs may boost heart health.
  4. Hugs may make you happier.
  5. Hugs may reduce your fears.
  6. Hugs may help reduce pain.

Family therapist Virginia Satir once said, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” While that may sound like a lot of hugs, it seems that many hugs are better than not enough.So, how many hugs should you have a day for optimal health? According to the best science, we should have as many as possible if we want to reap the greatest positive effects. Unfortunately, most Western people today — especially people in the United States — are touch-deprived. Many people live solitary or busy lives with reduced social interaction and touching. Our modern social conventions often push people not to touch others who aren’t directly related to them. However, it seems people could benefit a lot from touching others a bit more.So, if you want to feel better about yourself, reduce your stress, improve communication, and be happier and healthier, it seems that giving and asking for more hugs is a good place to start. If you feel nervous about seeking out more hugs, start by asking for them from friends and family members closest to you first.

Science proves that regular hugs with those closest to you, even if brief, can have especially positive effects on your brain and body.


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