Let science explain why hugging creates physiological effects like drugs

When was the last time you hugged someone tight and long enough to make you feel high with happiness? Well, if you think you have been feeling all low on life, and are highly stressed out because of any x y z reason, then we encourage you to immediately embrace someone right now. Apart from the feeling of being emotionally and socially accepted, you will feel a surge of positivity because a lot of feel-good hormones will be released into your body which will liberate you from the all the negative clutches of depression and stress. The benefits of hugging don’t just stop here; you will be blessed with many more health advantages from this simple act of affection. Let us see some full-proof scientific reasons which will want to make you hug more often.

1 Releases the ‘Love Hormone’

When you hug someone, your brain gets emotionally induced from the pituitary gland located at the base of the brain. A hormone called oxytocin, also known as the ‘love hormone,’ is released which has the power to make you feel contented and relieved; it also reduces your stress levels. This is the hormone which just makes you want to snuggle up more closely with your partner and we should probably thank this hormone for our existence. Oxytocin is released during childbirth and makes our mothers love us beyond limits even when she had to endure that terrible pain to bring us out. See how powerful this hormone is? So why not tap the power of those love droplets in your body, and to be able to do that you will just have to hug someone. So simple, isn’t it?

Releases the ‘Love Hormone’

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