January 21, 2023
Embracing activates the hormone oxytocin,makes us feel all warm. Hugs develops quickened heart rate of 10 beats per minute.
If you are feeling a bit drained or pressured, find someone you care about and give them an all-enveloping hug.
Touch is critical to infants, especially in their early stages of life as it helps them bond with others as they get older.
Physical touch and hugging can combat feelings of loneliness that arise as people get older.
An experiment performed on mice found that older mice who were injected with oxytocin regenerated their muscles faster.
There is a hugging meditation by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh used to bring more awareness, presence and togetherness in lives.
A study on fears and self-esteem looked into the connection between human touch and reducing the fear of mortality.
When people hug for 20 seconds or more,the feel-good hormone oxytocin is released which creates stronger bond and connection.
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