Research shows that a 20 second hug releases oxytocin, a natural hormone that creates feelings of wellbeing. If depression, stress or anxiety are holding you down… hugging longer can help your health!
20 seconds to calmer? At least for a bit….
20 seconds to happier? Even if just for a moment….
20 seconds to lower blood pressure? Better breathing…
20 seconds to better bonding? That’s all it takes? 20 seconds doesn’t cut into the day but can lift your spirits.
Not a “cure,” but one of many, natural boosts, like meditation, exercise, or socializing that can lift us out of the doldrums of daily life.
20 seconds– (a loooooong hug!) can make all the difference. Why not?