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.

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

3 Surprising Ways Hugging Benefits Your Well-Being

The Health Benefits of Hugging

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Published by Jessica Speer, Author

Author and Advocate for Kids and Families

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