It’s all in the hold

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Many men­tal health ex­perts en­cour­age their clients to ask for hugs from loved ones. Ac­cord­ing to some stud­ies, around 40% of adults re­port that they of­ten feel lonely. A friendly hug, or sim­ply plac­ing your hand on some­one’s shoul­der, can help them to feel sup­ported. Sci­en­tists sug­gest that a 20-sec­ond hug is enough to re­lease oxy­tocin, with im­me­di­ate health-boost­ing ben­e­fits. One of the most pow­er­ful hugs is a long, deep hug, where two peo­ples’ hearts are press­ing to­gether. Chil­dren in par­tic­u­lar ben­e­fit from lots of hugs. Stud­ies show that pre­ma­ture ba­bies that are given daily mas­sages grow faster than those that are not. Lov­ing phys­i­cal con­tact can boost chil­dren’s lan­guage skills, IQ and helps with bond­ing and so­cial­i­sa­tion. Find any ex­cuse to cud­dle your kids! Elderly peo­ple are of­ten de­prived of con­tact, es­pe­cially if they have lost their spouse. Hold­ing an older per­son’s hand is a won­der­ful way to make them feel loved. Cud­dling your pet can have the same emo­tional and phys­i­cal ben­e­fits, re­leas­ing oxy­tocin and rais­ing lev­els of sero­tonin.

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