Friday, February 7, 2014

Hug for 20 seconds


Share a 20 Second Hug



When you embrace, how long do you usually stay entwined? A few seconds? Next time, hold on a bit longer. 

"When you hug for at least 20 seconds, it increases levels of the hormone oxytocin in both men and women and makes you feel closer," says Dr. Kerner. 

Oxytocin: a mammalian neurohypophysial hormone, (secreted by the posterior pituitary gland), that acts primarily as a neuromodulator in the brain.
This happy hormone is also linked to reducing blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. With whoever you are close to, try staying close longer with a 20 second hug. You may feel the difference.  - See more at: http://www.monkpunk.org.php5-19.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/?p=232#sthash.69lZe9xt.dpu
This happy hormone is also linked to reducing blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. With whoever you are close to, try staying close longer with a 20 second hug. You may feel the difference.  - See more at: http://www.monkpunk.org.php5-19.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/?p=232#sthash.69lZe9xt.dpuf

"Oxytocin is like a hormone of attachment, you might say," said Carol Rinkleib Ellison, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Loomis, California and former assistant clinical psychiatry professor at the University of California, San Francisco. "It creates feelings of calm and closeness."

1. Oxytocin promotes attachment
2. Oxytocin solidifies relationships
3. Oxytocin eases stress
4. Oxytocin improves social skills
5. Oxytocin induces sleep
6. Oxytocin fosters generosity

 





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