World Hug Day | 8 good reasons you should Hug today


Hugs… we all give them away. Some are solid bear hugs with a tight squeeze, maybe even with a slight swaying side to side, and others are light-hearted hugs. Or, if hugging the opposite sex, a nice side hug with a touch of the ribs and shoulders may be more appropriate (allthough I personally prefer the other). We all love hugs. At least most of us do, and here is why I think you should consider doubling up your efforts on hugging.

  • The nurturing touch of a hug builds trust and a sense of safety
  • 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 and creating happiness
  • A hug is like a brief spell of meditation
  • Hugs strengthen the immune system
  • Hugs teach us how to give and receive
  • Hugs are so much like meditation and laughter
  • The energy exchange between the people hugging is an investment in the relationship.

One thought on “World Hug Day | 8 good reasons you should Hug today”

  1. Nice and info about Hugs. I find it interesting and educative.I will inculcate the habit more in order to experience the beautiful features stated above. Thanks to you once again Laolu.

Comments are closed.