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Man, Hug Up!  Today is National Hug Day.  Researchers say there are many benefits to giving and getting hugs.  And the experts say don’t be in a hurry.  Research indicates the average hug lasts only three seconds.  But the benefits of hugging come on at the 20-second mark.  Those benefits include improved relationships, healthier blood pressure and heart rates, lowered stress, and greater feelings of trust and contentment.  So get your hug on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01-21-2016 04:41:07

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