CHENNAI: Hug Day is part of Valentine's Week celebrations and is celebrated on February 12 annually. On this day people show affection for each other with a warm hug. Hugging someone not only provides comfort but also fosters trust. A warm embrace can help you feel more connected to the other person, strengthen ties, and boost your happiness quotient. So, here are some of the most amazing physical and mental benefits of hugging.
Hugging decreases feelings of loneliness and makes you happier. It boosts the levels of oxytocin, the 'cuddle hormone'.
Hugging can also help strengthen emotional bonds between people, fostering feelings of love, attachment and trust. This is especially important for couples and families.
Oxytocin is also linked to increased feelings of happiness, so a hug from a loved one can help to boost your mood and improve your overall sense of well-being.
Hugging increases, the level of natural killer cells, lymphocytes, and other immune-boosting cells which keep the immune system strong.
Hugging reduces tension in the body by combating pain and improving blood circulation which relaxes the tense muscles.
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