Wednesday, November 20, 2013
A Little Hug Please
Some activities can boost your health and cost you nothing. In today's world of high-priced medicine, that seems like a real bargain. One of the easiest activities is a simple hug. It's quick and noncommital and provides some real health benefits.
A hug can lower your blood pressure and your heart rate and boost your immune system...and it certainly can make you and the target of your hug feel wanted. The reason for this is a brain chemical called oxytocin, a.k.a the "love hormone". One hug often is enough to get you through an otherwise stressful day.
So in this age where human contact is often looked at as inappropriate behavior, I encourage people to embrace the hug. Society will be better for it.
It IS All In Your Head.