(Undated) — Today is “National Hugging Day.” January 21st has been deemed a day to “hug it out” and while it may seem corny, your body actually benefits from the simple outburst of emotion. Researchers say people who experience high levels of social support and get hugged often have a decreased risk for getting sick when stressed. They also found it can lower the output of the stress hormone cortisol and cause a surge of “feel good” brain chemicals.
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