MSNBC reported the other day that ‘thanks to the swine flu, there’s a little less hugging and kissing [going on] in the United States’. They base this on a recent Harvard survey that found about 1 in 10 Americans have stopped hugging, kissing, and even shaking hands because of swine flu concerns.
Hugging, a simple physical expressions of affection, improves and strengthen peoples connections and relationships with other people and themselves.
Hugging, even in the time of swine flu H1N1 flu, is good for you.
To find out more about why hugging is good, check out this recent article over at The Happiness Project that highlights some ‘hugging’ studies.
So go on….
Hug someone today, especially your mother this Mother’s Day.
And let someone hug you back.