It lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety, slows heart rate and acts as a pain killer; can you guess what am I talking about? Mind you I am not talking about some medicine. The answer is simple a ‘hug’.
Yes a little tender and nice embrace can be as magical as that. With Valentine’s Week round the corner everyone will soon be busy showering hugs on their loved ones and celebrate Hug Day. We all know that this sweet little gesture of ‘Jaadhu Ki Jhappi’ as termed by Munna Bhai, can build relationships and friendships alike.
This is not something that we say just out of tradition or love that hug is soothing but many scientific researchers have proved this fact. So here is how hugging helps:
- Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.
- Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood leading to happiness.
- Hugging relaxes muscles. It soothes aches by increasing circulation into the soft tissues.
- The energy exchanged while hugging, builds empathy and understanding.
So, we see this wonderful gesture can actually make us loved and happy. So be ready on 11th Feb to hug your loved ones and tell them how special they are. Since Valentine’s Week is all about sharing love, be it with your partner, friends or family, Hug Day is the perfect time to showcase that. A hug is as good a medicine as laughter that can instantly make you feel good and active.
From your parents and friends to a total stranger share hug on this special day and feel how easy it is to be happy and make others happy. But for your special someone you can make this day all the more beautiful with a hug accompanied by a gorgeous online flower bouquet.