Why Women Need To Be Hugged More Often

Research confirms that hugging works wonders for our health, but apparently, even more so for women. Yes, indeed!

It’s true that a warm and long embrace benefits everyone, but the health benefits are just greater for us, ladies. Why is that?

Well, after studying the effect hugging can have on people’s health, a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina have found that hugging increases the levels of oxytocin, a hormone released during childbirth and breastfeeding. This hormone is also known as the “bonding” or the “cuddle” hormone.

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So, yes, we basically get the same awesome benefits when we cuddle with our partner, a friend or why not, our pet.

Both men and women experienced higher levels of this hormone when hugged. However, the study revealed that the release of oxytocin has a greater effect on women’s hearts.

It was a well-known fact that hugging can reduce blood pressure and cut the risk of heart disease. But do not worry! Men can also improve their health and well-being with a hug a day.

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Here’s other reasons why hugs are so awesome:

Did you know that hugging releases emotionally positive brain chemicals?

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Yes, you’re actually spreading happiness when you hug someone.

During hugging your body releases dopamine and serotonin or the “feel-good” hormone.

So boost your serotonin levels with a hug today!

Hugs can also lower your heart rate and alleviate your fears and anxiety.

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Hugging can make you worry less about issues that you deal with on a daily basis, or even existential problems.

Studies also indicate that adults are the ones who benefit the most from hugging.

Hugging a loved one also makes it easier to connect to that person on a deeper level.

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And if you’ve been feeling lonely lately, know that a hug can also decrease feelings of loneliness.

So go ahead and squeeze someone you love today!

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