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From: Gay & Katie Hendricks – The Shift Network <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: What’s the ideal length for a hug?
We wanted to dash off a quick email to you today and share some fun research on hugging. There’s actually an ideal length for a hug that makes a particular difference in your connection with someone. And the magic number is…
Yep, that’s all it takes to release oxytocin in your body. Oxytocin, as you may remember, is the bonding hormone that allows you to establish a deep connection with others.
While 20 seconds seems like a short amount of time, think about the hugs you typically give and receive. Most are about 3 seconds or less.
Further research has also shown that oxytocin can help reduce your blood pressure and your risk of heart disease. So, hugging is a wonderful health benefit, too!
The next time you go to hug your mate, family member, friend or someone else you’re close to, try embracing for at least 20 seconds and experience the positive difference this can make for both of you.
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