Date Of Hug Day {*February 12*} National Hugging Day January 21

Date Of Hug Day {*February 12*} National Hugging Day January 21

Sunday, February 12, 2017: Hug Day

National Hugging Day is an annual unofficial event which occurs on January 21 but is not a public holiday. The day was launched on January 21, 1986 in Clio, Michigan, USA. The idea of National Hug Day is to encourage everyone to hug family and friends more often. Whether you hug a family member or a friend or a stranger, the mental and physical health benefits are the same.

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It is scientifically proven fact that when couples hug for 20 seconds, their levels of oxytocin (a ‘feel-good’ chemical) increases. Those huggers in loving relationships had the highest increases. A brief hug and 10 minutes of hand holding with a romantic partner also greatly reduces the harmful physical effects of stress. Hugging can also help build a good immune system, decrease the risk of heart disease, and decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol in women. In a study, adults who had no contact with people had higher blood pressure and heart rate. Other studies have indicated that the touch of a friend might not be as helpful as the touch of a partner but should not be avoided.

Hug Day Wishes:

“Love is a peaceful feeling, like a flower hugging a butterfly.” – Jarod Kintz
“HUG a letter stand for Helping Unlock Greatness.” – zita h vasavan-ind-germany
“A hug a day keeps the bad boys away.” – Jim Anderson
“One word can end a fight; one hug can start a friendship; one smile can bring Unity; one person can change your entire life!” – Israelmore Ayivor
“One day, I’ll feel the depth of hugs once again, and it’s going to feel like HOME.” – Nouf Alfadl
“Hold my hands; kiss my forehead, hug me and look in my eyes; maybe today is the last day you can do this.” – M.F. Moonzajer
“Be the first to hug and you will be the most to be the hugged.” – Sajid Baig

Hugging has a lot of health benefits as well as it brings natural and feeling of being loved by someone. It may enhance the psychological and physical development of the person being hugged. It builds up and strengthens the immune system and decreases the risk of chronic heart diseases by decreasing the stress hormone, cortisol level, in blood. It has been proved that a hug of just 20 seconds brings a lot of happiness as well as enhances the level of oxytocin hormone. It prevents the persons hugging each other from the high blood pressure and high heart rate. It makes the person feels very relax and comfortable after getting hugged by anyone.

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