National Hug Day! Be the Hug that changes someone’s day!
Here are some Hug facts!
The record for most hugs given in one hour? 1,749 hugs 🤗
A twenty-second hug releases the bonding hormone and neurotransmitter Oxytocin, which is nature's anti-depressant and anti-anxiety hormone.
Hugs reduce a person’s blood pressure.
The New York Times reported that the hug has become the favorite social greeting of teenagers when meeting or parting in the United States. Several schools in the US have issued bans on hugs, which resulted in student-led protests against these bans in some cases. Go hugs!
A hug can indicate support, comfort, and consolation, particularly where words are insufficient.
Α full-body hug stimulates a person’s nervous system while decreasing feelings of loneliness, combating fear, increasing self-esteem, defusing tension, and showing appreciation.
Hugs can alleviate our fears of our own mortality.
Hugs boost a person’s immune system!
A hug can relieve a person’s physical pain.
Hug your babies often! They grow up to be less stressed adults.👶
Hugging reduces social anxiety.
* Lower risk of heart disease
* Fight infections
* Stress reduction
* Fight fatigue
* Boost your immune system
* Ease depression
Hugs have superpowers so hug someone and change their day! 🤗
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