Of course I knew it for a long time, being a Huggybird, but it has now also been scientifically proven. Cuddles make you healthy(er). What is hugging? Easy. Hugging is the loving or caring touch of one or more people. The hug is a common way to show affection, just like giving a kiss.
Loving touch is not only pleasant, but also, according to scientific research, healthy. So make more time for cuddling, although I’ve been saying that for years of course. Haha. It helps with both stress and you also feel great.
Why is hugging so important?
When you cuddle with someone you care about, your body releases a hormone called oxytocin, which calms you down and helps you deal with stress better. For example, you can laugh, distract yourself or try to solve a problem. In addition, it does not have any negative side effects and is one hundred percent natural. Free and for nothing. How beautiful is that!
Although some go just a bit to far. In 2015, the world record for cuddling was broken at Schiphol Airport by cuddling for thirty hours in a row. Wow, that’s quite a record.
My advice, just cuddle away. You can do it.