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  • This hug day, hug it out
  • Hugging improves mental health
  • It also improves your mood

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This Valentine's Day hug it out! From improving mental health to getting in a better mood, here are some benefits of hugging.

Hug Day 2024: 6 Reasons to share a warm hug with your loved ones ahead of Valentine's Day

It's the month of love. Valentine's Day is just a few days away and we bet you are already making plans with your loved one. Be it taking them for a surprise or making a delicious meal for them, plan an elaborate day out for your partner.

While you decide, let us celebrate hug day, which is celebrated on February 12. Hug day is dedicated to giving out hugs to friends, family, and of course your partner. Wondering what are a few reasons why you should hug? Read on!

6 Reasons why you should hug

1. Reduces stress

When we hug someone, oxytocin starts releasing in our body which is known as the love hormone. Oxytocin helps reduce stress-related cortisol hormones, which helps reduce stress.

2. Releases endorphins

Hugging releases endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals in our body. These neurotransmitters increase feelings of happiness and contentment.

3. Strengthens immune system

Hugging also strengthens our immune system. Oxytocin released by hugging also helps improve the immune system, which helps our body fight infections and diseases.

4. Positive effect on the heart

Hugging also has a positive effect on heart health because it reduces blood pressure. The emotional support and connection that a hug provides reduces stress levels which is beneficial for heart health.

5. Strengthens bond

Apart from physical benefits, hugging plays an important role in relationships. It increases depth, trust, and emotional connection. Regular hugs deepen relationships and strengthens the feeling of love and security.

6. Improves mental health

When someone close to you hugs you, you immediately sense their support. It is believed that hugging improves mental health significantly.

Hug it out, this Valentine's Day!

Also watch: Valentine's Day special recipe: Make this healthy beetroot rotis and impress your partner!


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