Today is 'Hug Day' i.e. 12th February in Valentine's Week. Hugging helps deepen relationships; it is one of the few times people can express their feelings without words. This day has special significance in the week of love, but do you know that hugging can also have many health benefits?
Many studies have also shown that hugging relaxes you mentally and can have many health benefits. The embrace position can provide a variety of physical benefits. Let us know about its benefits.
This improves mood
Regarding the health benefits of hugging, researchers said that this action can have many types of mental health benefits. Hugging has been shown to have special benefits, especially in improving mood. When you hug someone, the body releases the hormone oxytocin, also known as the "love hormone." This magical hormone helps reduce stress and anxiety, making you feel more relaxed and happy.
So, the next time you feel a little down, don't hesitate to ask for a warm hug.
Heart health also benefits
Many researches show that hugging can reduce blood pressure and heart rate. The relaxing and calming effect of a hug may also contribute to better heart health.
Scientists studied two groups of about 200 adults about the health benefits of hugging. In one group there were 10 romantic partners, they hugged each other for 20 seconds. People in the second group remained silent for 10 minutes. The researchers found that blood pressure levels and heart rates improved significantly in the first group of people. On this basis, experts say that hugging often can be helpful for your heart.
Positive effect on the immune system
Apart from heart and mood, hugging also has a positive effect on your immune system. Oxytocin, released during cuddling, supports the immune system, helping to protect your body from disease. Oxytocin has also been found to have anti-inflammatory effects and is a factor in promoting immune function. A better immune system is considered beneficial for overall health.
The feeling of fear goes away
Hugging also helps reduce your fears. Scientists have found that touch or hugs from loved ones can reduce anxiety in people experiencing self-esteem problems. This also reduces the feeling of any unknown fear.
Health experts said that the habit of hugging your loved one can be very important in health and well-being.