Does Hugging Improve Relationships?

Who hugs everyday? I wish I hugged everyday. We don’t necessarily need hugs everyday, but really think hard about the last time you hugged. Don’t worry, you are not alone!

Definition: Squeeze (someone) tightly in one’s arms, typically to express affection, appreciation or to demonstrate your love in one’s relationship

Science of Hugging – Research by various hugologist arrived at one conclusion that hugging encourages positive pair bonding, and allows one person to imprint on other through scent and mirroring. It’s been recommended that hugs should be held for at least 20 seconds to be most effective. Another explanation is that through the physical pleasure of hugging, our brain is programme to release oxytocin to feel happiness, triggering other feel good memories and lowering anxiety. Oxytocin hormone is also present when you are engaged in sexual activities with your partner and when you are give birth.

So, open your arms today and send a simple message to your loved ones! HUG!

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One thought on “Does Hugging Improve Relationships?

  1. Great write. Scientific as well as realistic. A truth we are need to embrace every day, every minute. I’m glad to have come across this post, FFM.

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