Happy National Hug Day, Spread the Love

Today is National Hug Day – also known as International Hug Day, or Global Hug Day.

Spread The Love

This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the first ever National Hug Day. Created in 1986 by Kevin Zaborney, the day is supposed to “encourage people to openly express themselves through hugging.
Whether you hug a family member or a stranger,” says the National Hug Day website, “the mental and physical health benefits are the same. Hugging reduces stress and blood pressure as examples of health benefits.
The organisers also provide a note of caution: “Offer a hug to anyone and everyone you want – but remember it is wise to ask first.

National Hug Day
National Hug Day
Here's some fun facts to help you share the love

Did you know that hugging is healthy? It reduces stress and the risk for depression. Four hugs a day is the recommended dosage to stay emotionally healthy.

A 20 second hug can even lower the risk for heart disease and infections.

Researchers say the average person spends about one hour a month hugging – that comes out to about 360 hugs a month.

Be sure to hug a loved one Today!

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