National Hugging Day is January 21, 2023

National Hugging Day is January 21, 2023

Open up Your Arms and Give a Hug: Saturday, January 21, 2023 is National Hugging Day!

Give someone a big HUG

Research shows that hugging for 20 seconds or more releases oxytocin. Oxytocin is a hormone that provides tremendous health benefits: 

  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Lowers the risk of heart disease

If you can’t give a physical hug, give a mental hug. Let someone know you care by sending them warm, cheerful words of encouragement. Boost their joy by letting them know how much they mean to you with a verbal hug until you can give them the real one.

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