You love a good old hug.
I know you do, because we all do.
Even though the instruction to ‘give your aunt a hug’ is the most terrifying words a child can hear, we seem to grow to appreciate a hug in a wide spectrum of situations.
As a point of discussion regarding human flourishing, however, it’s rarely a topic that comes to mind.
Hugging must be on everyone’s subconscious list as one of the top five most ‘soft’ topics or activities in the world.
Little do people know the physiological basis for why we love the experience of hugging, or the concrete health and psychological benefits of hugging for both the giver and receiver.
In this article I aim to explore the act of hugging, the impact hugging has on your happiness and how to maximise hugging to elicit optimal well-being. We’ll look, in depth, at the science of hugs. [Read more…]