Hugs are good for you! Not only do they feel good, but they actually have scientifically proven health benefits!
~Lowers the levels of stress hormones;
~Decrease heart rate and lowers blood pressure;
~Reduces anxiety and depression, among other things.
~Increases levels of serotonin and dopamine, the feel-good hormones;
~Strengthens the immune system;
~Relaxes tense muscles;
~Elevates your mood;
~Balances the nervous system;
~Increases feelings of wellbeing and self-esteem, among other benefits.
So make sure you hug your friends and loved ones today—and every day!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,