Research has shown that just ten seconds of hugging can lower your blood pressure.
Hugging triggers the production of the feel-good hormone oxytocin and lowers the production of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenalin.
Oxytocin is a pleasure hormone. It creates feelings of calmness, contentment, and security, while reducing fear and anxiety.
Done regularly, hugging lowers the risk of heart disease, combats stress and fatigue, boosts the immune system, fights infections and eases depression.
A simple, easy, free way to feel good.