I live by the rule that ‘HUGGING IS LOVING’

Reports show that to hug someone for 20 secs has more effects on the body that what we may realise. The “love drug” otherwise known as oxytocin is increased when we hug for any amount of time, although they say 20 secs has a lasting impact on the stress that one holds. When stress kicks in our cortisol levels increase. Learning to hug more could help to lower that stress by reducing our blood pressure and lowering our heart rate.