It turns out that hugging is not only great for building relationships with those you trust, it can also help lower blood pressure and reduce stress.
THE SCIENCE – Hugging can feel great, can improve relationships and feelings of closeness and surprisingly it also has several physical benefits as well.
Scientists found that the hormone oxytocin was released into the blood stream when you hold a friend close. This lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety and can even improve your memory. You can read the article here.
GIVE IT A GO – Neurophysiologist Jürgen Sandkühler, said: 'The positive effect only occurs, however, if the people trust each other, if the associated feelings are present mutually and if the corresponding signals are sent out. 'If people do not know each other, or if the hug is not desired by both parties, its effects are lost.' Hug someone your trust today.
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