Who could have thought that giving and receiving warm hugs have a lot of benefits? Well, we’re not only talking about health benefits here but also getting more fulfilled and Happier are included on the list.

This simple but heart-warming gesture creates a feel-good feeling for both giver and receiver. According to Live Happy, it was also scientifically observed that touching, cuddling or anything related to hugging had significant positive effects and concluded to be: Hugging is vital for human development.

More hugs you get, the healthier you will be

Sources noted that hugs could lower blood pressure. Hugging helps our thymus gland stimulate which produces and regulates white blood cells that prevent our body from any disease.

It also helps the risk having a heart disease. There has been an experiment made at the University of North Carolina that resulted to attendees who failed to have any form of contact from their partners developed a faster heart rate of 10 beats per minute. For participants who have cuddled their partners, they have a slower resting heart rate.

Make you feel happier

Sources noted that when we are being embraced, it will make us feel warm that activates and boosts oxytocin and serotonin.

Oxytocin is also known as the “love hormone.” This hormone can get rid of the negative feelings that a person has. It heals the anger, anxiety, loneliness and delivers out more positive feelings like empathy and trust. While serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for bringing more feelings of happiness and a Healthier welfare.

A great stress reliever

If you are feeling pressured, burnout or stress, grab a loved one and get a sweltering caress. A warm embrace releases the tension in your body. It helps to alleviate the aches and pains in your body. Also, cuddling lessens the level of cortisol, known as the stress hormones. The said sweet gesture conditions you not only physically but also mentally.

Improves babies’ and children’s development

For infants, the sense of touch is important. It helps them bond with others including their family and friends as they grow older.

A source reported that there was a study made; a comparison between the children who spent their early years in an orphanage and kids who were raised by a loving family. The said research concluded that children grew in a low-touch environment have a reduced level of vasopressin, a hormone for familial recognition and bonding.