Facts about Hugging

  • Hugging literally kills depression, relieves anxiety, and strengthens the immune system
  • In 2010 an Australian mum revived her premature twin baby by hugging and cuddling it for 2 hours after the baby was pronounced dead
  • On average, people spend an hour a month hugging
  • ‘Kangaroo care’ is the term given to hugging and cuddling you baby, in particular when using skin-to-skinbaby, cuddle, brother
  • Hugging benefits the person doing the hug and the person receiving the hug
  • Cuddling triggers the same neurobiological reaction as when you take painkillers
  • Cuddling strengthens your relationship with your partner. Couples who cuddle often are more like to get married sooner, remain faithful, and stay together longer
  • Though they may not always admit it, men like cuddling as much as women do
  • Dogs detect sadness in their owners and often try to cheer them up by starting cuddling
  • Cuddling helps you digest your food.