“Skin Hunger: Why You Need to Feed Your Hunger for Contact” – Article by Psychology Today

We are calmed by the comforting touch of another. An embrace before facing common stress triggers can protect against increased heart rates. It’s been shown, too, that the effects of a hug can last longer than just the moment or two immediately after it occurs; one researcher suggested that a warm hug between romantic partners every morning can have a positive affect that lasts the full day. You can add a “one-a-day hug” to your “one-a-day vitamin” routine and really boost your well-being.

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