First off, no funny business.
What is a Hug?
A hug is a form of non-sexual physical contact or
embracing, usually between two people. It is believed that hugs are a universal form of communication and comfort. Hugs can be seen as an extension of the handshake in that they are a sign of welcome, friendship, care, empathy and trust.
It's an important part of human contact and have been shown to be beneficial for both the person giving and receiving the hug.
I'm compelled after having a great connection with someone to offer a hug. To my surprise they embrace me more than i expected. Hugs can reduce stress, increase feelings of well-being and promote healthier relationships.
The science behind hugs is that they release oxytocin in the body which stimulates serotonin production in the brain. This hormone helps to regulate moods and emotions which in turn helps you feel better about yourself. Hugs are also great for your immune system since they can lower cortisol levels which leads to an improved immune response.
There are numerous studies that have shown the benefits of hugs. They can reduce stress and anxiety.
In fact, there are some studies that show that people who are hugged often have lower levels of cortisol than those who don't get hugged as often.
Why You Should Give Them More Often
Hugs are a great way to show someone that you care and that they are not alone. They can also be a great way to relieve stress after a stressful day. Next time you feel like you need a hug, remember the benefits of giving them!