Saturday, March 18, 2017

Positively Persevering: 10 Health Benefits of a Good Hug

Positively Persevering - One Hug at a Time!

You do need to actually Pass it Along, because all Hugs are Shared!
and ... 

Did You Know?

Hugging heart-to-heart, with chests touching, for 30 seconds or so .... that's as good for you as exercise and vegetables, some say! Read on for specifics:

10 Health Benefits of a Real Hug

  1. Releases the bonding, 'happy' hormone oxytocin from the brain
  2. Relaxes the muscles, releasing tension
  3. Decreases depression and anxiety
  4. Decreases blood pressure and heart rate
  5. Decreases stress hormone levels of cortisone and norepinephrine
  6. Decreases stress after heart attack
  7. Decreases stress after stroke
  8. Improves pain tolerance
  9. Improves immune function, with fewer and less severe colds
  10. Improves school and work performance

And by the way, those non-affectionate hugs? They don't do. 
The hug has to be nice and firm, a real hug!











Friday, March 10, 2017