National Hug Day

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National Hug Day

I got a notification on my phone that today is National Hug Day.  Here are a few fun facts about hugs.  

Did you know that a hug is the only gift you can give that you immediately get back?

A 20 second hug along with 10 minutes of hand holding reduces the harmful effects of stress including it's impact on blood pressure and heart rate.  This makes sense since hugs are known to reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.  

Studies show that we need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day for maintenance and 12 hugs a day for growth.  Right now I'm still working on survival!!

Did you know on average people spend an hour a month hugging.  That doesn't sound like a whole lot, but if you consider the average hug lasts 10 seconds, that's a lot of hugs!!

If you ever had any doubts about the importance of touch, children that aren't hugged have delays in walking, talking, and reading.  A quick hug has a near immediate effect on health by lowering heart rate, reducing fear and inducing a calm state of mind.  

So, get out and hug someone today!!  

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June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ CDPE, CIAS, ePro, MRP

Long & Foster Hampden

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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

I really enjoyed this post, June. Sending you a hug as a thank you :-)

Jan 22, 2019 04:32 PM #1
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Thank you for your inspiring post on the tremendous health and well-being benefits of hugging!

Jan 22, 2019 04:46 PM #2
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good day 

Thank you for sharing your information with us June Piper-Brandon 

Have a great day.

January 22, 2019. 

Jan 22, 2019 04:52 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

National Hug Day.  Now that's a day I can wrap my arms around!

Jan 22, 2019 06:46 PM #4
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

June Piper-Brandon the National Hug Day can be celebrated everyday.

Jan 22, 2019 08:15 PM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I'm way ahead of you with my wife and poddle getting a ton of hugs and kisses this morning.

Jan 23, 2019 12:06 PM #6
June Piper-Brandon
Long & Foster Hampden - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

John Pusa if we practiced National Hug Day every day the world would be a far better place!!

Jan 23, 2019 06:49 PM #7
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi June,  Thanks for letting us know about this very huggable day.  Days are always better when they start and end with a hug.

Jan 23, 2019 08:32 PM #8
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