A hug a day…

A hug a day…

…might keep the doctor away!  According to nhs.uk, “embracing someone special can lower blood pressure.”

Humans, of course, know this intuitively but it’s always nice when science backs it up with cold hard facts.  Apparently, those who hug regularly have a lower heart rate, lower blood pressure and smaller heart rate increases.

People who hold hands for ten minutes and follow up with a twenty second hug, acccording to nhs.uk, “had healthier reactions to subsequent stress such as public speaking.”

Twenty seconds might make the difference in your day or someone else’s day!


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