Happy international hugs day!
4-th of December is traditionally an International Day of Hugs or World Hug 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...
A Few Facts Proving That Hugs are Not the Only Pleasant but 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.