5 reasons we should hug more

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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New research suggest frequent hugs with family members and friends can help ward off a cold.

Could a hug a day keep the doctor away? Yes! In addition to helping you feel close and connected to people, hugs can bring a host of health benefits to your body and mind.

  1. Boost your immune system
  2. Lessen stress
  3. Higher pain tolerance
  4. Lessen depression and anxiety
  5. Good for your heart...literally

So whether it's a simple squeeze or a big bear hug, there are plenty of reasons why we should embrace, well, embracing someone.