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Why Hugs Matter

January 22nd, 2022 | Shapermint Team

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When is the best time to hug someone?

When they’re sad, afraid, angry, or happy? The answer is, anytime. Hugging is universally comforting, and for most people, hugging is their way of communicating.

In celebration of National Hugging Day, we’ll talk about the many benefits of hugging.

Hugs are good for our bodies

Science says that hugging can help our body fight disease as it reduces stress and eases discomfort. Though our current health situation wouldn’t advise close contact, we can still practice frequent hugging with the people we are in quarantine with or even our pets.

Fun fact: A ten-second hug can lower the risk of heart disease, boost your immune system, and fight fatigue.

Hugs are good for our bodies

Hugs make our hearts happy

Literally and scientifically. More hugs = lower blood pressure, the common risk factor for heart disease. Also, hugs have a therapeutic effect on people which helps lower the heart rate in stressful situations.

Hugs make our hearts happy

Hugs bring mindfulness

Like meditating, hugs give us a soothing and calm feeling. Α full-body hug stimulates our nervous system which helps in decreasing the feeling of loneliness, fear, tension, and it helps increase self-esteem.

Fun fact: Hugging for 20 seconds releases oxytocin that inspires positive thinking.

Hugs bring mindfulness

Sending everyone a *virtual hug* this #NationalHuggingDay!

Connect with us on social @shapermint and tag us on your photos with the hashtag #ShapermintNationalHuggingDay.

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