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Powerful Benefits of Hugging will make you want to get Cozy this Monsoon!

Powerful Benefits of Hugging will make you want to get Cozy this Monsoon! June 28, 2019Leave a comment

A hug can be more powerful than you think, apart from making you feel warm and cared for, what more does a hug have to offer? From reducing physical pain to making us confident, here are shocking benefits of hugging:

1. Makes you feel less lonely:

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When a person hugs, their brain releases a hormone known as oxytocin which is known to elevate feelings of intimacy. Oxytocin also relieves a person from feelings of isolation and loneliness.

2. Reduces anxiety, stress and depression:

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People with disorders, such as anxiety, stress and depression, generally have low levels of dopamine. Hugging stimulates the release of dopamine (pleasure hormone) which promotes feelings of happiness in a person.

3. Hugging communicates feelings better:

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According to research, the way we physically interact with people communicates a lot to them, sometimes even more than words can. Interpersonal touch such as- a hug, plays an important role in emotional well-being.

4. Hugging can relieve pain

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A hug can relieve pain by releasing endorphins which block pain pathways. Moreover, hugging also improves circulation which removes pain peptides.

5. Hugs help you handle conflict

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Recent studies suggest that giving or receiving a hug right after a conflict can subside bad feelings. So, the next time you get into a tiff, just hug it out consensually.

So hug your loved one this monsoon and experience its amazing benefits!