Research shows that hugs will make you healthier, younger, thinner, more relaxed, live longer, fight depression and make you age slower.
Virginia Satir, a leading family therapist, suggests that we need to get 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day for maintenance, and 12 hugs a day for growth.
Why A Hug?
According to Dr. Chris Grams, owner of the Family Chiropractic Center on Bainbridge Island, a hug will bring a smile to anyone’s face. Hugs will release Endorphins and serotonin into the blood stream which cause pleasure and negate pain and sadness, lowers blood pressure, decrease the chances of getting heart problems, helps fight excess weight and prolongs life.
Hugs will also release Oxytocin, which stimulates and sharpens the senses and increases the functionality of your body. A hug will also help you relax the muscles and stretch them out, especially the facial muscles, erasing age lines and slowing the aging process.
Research shows that hugs will make you healthier, younger, thinner, more relaxed, live longer, fight depression and make you age slower. Doctors actually recommend getting 15 hugs a day for a healthy life!
Human touch is an important component of physical health. Holding a baby offers proven physiological and emotional benefits. A welcome hug, pat on the shoulder, or holding a hand can bring great solace. A hug may provide the encouragement needed to complete a difficult task or just get through a gloomy hour.