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Month: February 2020

Better than Hugging

Why does hugging feel so good? It’s probably because human touch in its many forms has been shown to be a powerful booster for our health and wellbeing. Touch stimulates the vagus nerve, which has branches running through our entire body. This stimulation helps boost the immune system and release various enzymes and hormones like oxytocin and acetylcholine. The result is a reduction in inflammation, fewer tension headaches and reduced allergic reactions, and a general improvement in overall health. Hugging…