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You would be surprised at what a simple hug can do

Guess what? A hug can be more powerful than you think!

Research shows that a proper deep hug may give an individual the following benefits:

A hug builds trust and a sense of safety. This helps with open and honest communication.

Because hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, it helps in healing some negative feelings such as loneliness, isolation, and anger.

Hugs strengthen the immune system. Gentle pressure on the sternum and emotional charge stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body's production of white blood cells, which keep an individual healthy and disease-free. Hugging boosts self-esteem. Physical contact during a hug not only makes us safe and loved but also boosts self-esteem. All the hugs we received from our parents, lover, and friends make us more self-confident and happier. In the end they connect us to our ability to self-love and that’s never a bad thing.

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