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HUGS!

A HUG A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY

Hugs are more than just a friendly greeting, they are a powerful health booster. During a hug, we release oxytocin, a hormone that relaxes us and lowers anxiety. It’s often called the “cuddle hormone,” and when it’s released during the '20-second hugs' it can effectively lower blood pressure and reduce the stress hormone norepinephrine. Hugs are also associated with reducing pain.

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Hugging is one of the simplest and sweetest ways of showing someone affection and support. However, it is not something that’s done enough these days. Free hugs aim to encourage people to hug more, whether we know the person or not. It doesn't matter who we hug, benefits remain the same :)

Benefits of Hugging?

  • Hugs reduce stress

  • Hugs protect against illness

  • Hugs boost heart health

  • Hugs make us happier

  • Hugs help reduce fears

  • Hugs help reduce pain

  • Hugs help to communicate with others

  • Hugs help increase self-esteem

  • Hugs help boost immunity

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‘I had never hugged anyone son but after hugging you I know what it feels like, will go back and hug my children’ - Man at India Gate Free Hugs