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Do you know someone who says, “I’m a hugger!” – maybe it’s you? Well,
even if you’re not a hugger – follow their lead… because according to the
Touch Research Institute, regular physical contact with loved ones – whether
it’s a hug, a snuggle in bed, or a backrub – is a proven way to lower blood pressure, ease migraines, soothe asthma symptoms, and even recover from being sick faster! And all it takes is about 10 minutes of touch daily to get the benefits. It works because hugging – or touch – reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol.