It goes without saying that humans do whatever they can to stay healthy. They exercise. They eat the way that they're supposed to. They go to the doctor to make sure that they're in tip-top shape. While most people put way more attention into their physical health, they forget that their mental health is just as, if not even more, important than their physical health. It may seem crazy, but one of the best things a person can do for themselves is engage in some intense hugging several times a day, and here are 10 reasons why that's true!
This is because massages allow the body’s muscles to unclench, cortisol levels to drop, and the heart rate to slow. Once your body is able to fully relax, your mind will become happier and your immune system will become stronger. In fact, when oxytocin is released, which happens when you hug, it’s used to help repair the muscles in the body by enabling fat to be converted in energy! So….the happier you are and the more oxytocin you release, the better your muscles and your overall health will be.