Healthy relationships, Parenting

The Powerful Health Benefits of a Hug

Have you given or received a hug today?

Image of kids hugging with text

In addition to feeling good, hugs provide a surprising list of health benefits, including:

As social beings, humans share the innate need to feel a sense of belonging and social support. Hugs are especially important for the healthy emotional and physical development of kids.

So go ahead and give your family members a hug (even your teenager)! Hugs are much more than an expression of love and support, they nurture our bodies too.

Related articles:

Hugging – 7 Benefits For You And Your Child (Backed By Science)

3 Surprising Ways Hugging Benefits Your Well-Being

The Health Benefits of Hugging


PASS IT ON. Jessica Speer’s weekly BLOG focuses on helping kids and families thrive. Posts offer simple ideas to help kids and families connect & foster healthy relationships. If you know someone who might appreciate this content, please pass it on! Click here to follow blog via email, Facebook or Instagram.

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