Hug Your Way to Health

hugThe natural love hormone, oxytocin, is beneficial for stress levels and heart health. Oxytocin increases every time you get or give a hug. A 10-second hug a day could help fight fatigue, depression and infections while giving your immune system a boost. A 20-second hug helps your body deal with stress, which will also positively impact your heart rate and blood pressure.*

The hugger and the receiver of the hug receive equal health benefits. Hugs from strangers do not provide particularly strong results; so show your love to your friends and family with a healthy hug today!

Express your love today!

Dr. Kim

*http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5756/10-Reasons-Why-We-Need-at-Least-8-Hugs-a-Day.ht
Photo | “2012 Hug Tour 13712” | Ted Eytan | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike License