Happy international hugs day!
4th of December is traditionally an international hugs day.
There are several unwritten rules in force on this holiday:
- You can not be offended by the hugs given by a stranger.
- Do not forbid your loved one to hug other people.
- You can not cuddle with evil intentions and / or without emotions...
Just a few facts proving that hugs are not only pleasant, but also useful:
Hugs improve well-being. When you touch another person, oxytocin is produced, which gives a feeling of tenderness and warmth.
Hugs normalize blood pressure. The moment someone touches you, pressure receptors, the so-called Pacini bodies, which send a signal to the vagus nerve, are activated, resulting in a decrease in blood pressure.
Hugs help to fight phobias. Psychologists found that hugs (no matter with a person, a cat, a soft toy) comfort and reduce fears.
Don't forget to greet your lady and send her at least a virtual warm hug! ;)