Hugging and cuddling are very healthy signs of affection between two people who love each other, there’s no doubt about that. Science has investigated lately the effects of these types of activities on our well-being. The findings suggest they can boost our mood instantly and help us lead better lives.
Here’s why we could definitely use more hugs:
1. Better immune system
By touching and cuddling our immune system is temporary fired up, which is essential for our overall physical health.
2. When we cuddle, our brain releases chemicals that make us feel good
One of these chemicals is oxytocin, a bonding hormone. When it is released we feel more connected to our partner.
3. Cuddling is essential to the relationship between mother and child
Because of the release of the oxytocin, young mothers can bond in a better way with their child. It helps with breastfeeding and also encourages sleep. Never underestimate the power of showing affection to your bundle of joy!
4. Cuddling helps us interact better with other people
Because of the release of oxytocin favored by cuddling, we might be more inclined towards positive thinking. And when we have a positive attitude, we’ll be able to connect with people more easily. If we have an optimistic approach on life, we will have a better relationship not only with our partner, but good social relationships in general.
5. We can communicate better than with words
Cuddling is a easier way of communication than verbal communication. So part of the negativity gathered during the day can be erased with simple physical contact. So guys, make sure you offer your loved ones a warm embrace. You won’t regret it!
6. The more we cuddle, the better our love life will be
Another brain chemical that is released during cuddling is dopamine. It helps control the reward and pleasure centers of the brain. So a mere cuddle a day could work wonders for our intimate lives.
Even though the physical and psychological benefits of cuddling have been scientifically proven only lately, we all know that they feel good and that they are the indication of a good relationship.
Don’t hesitate to remind your loved one to cuddle with you more. Please share this!