HUG Your KIDS Day
Monday, July 15, 2013
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Hug Your Kids Handbook
There are many health benefits of daily hugs from loved ones, including both physical health as well as mental health.
In these days of spiraling health care costs, and insurance programs getting more complicated every year, it is a wonderful thing to consider how much good hugs can do in the health care world - preventing illness, reducing its effects, and even helping to cure diseases.
Leaders of health care, you can get a double-benefit from our Hug work when you spread the word to both your employees and your patients/ community. Please join us in getting out the message on the health benefits of hugs. Thanks!
MEDICAL BENEFITS OF DAILY HUGS WITH FAMILY MEMBERS
Hugs can DECREASE
Cortisol, a Stress Hormone
High blood pressure
High heart rate
Serotonin and dopamine, “feel good” brain chemicals
Hemoglobin blood counts
Positive attitude and Happiness
Healthy alternative to drugs and alcohol
Feelings of acceptance, belonging, and being understood
Circulation and Nerve Activity (Used in Physical Therapy)
Self-esteem and worthiness
Strength and flexibility of shoulders, back, and arm muscles (and smile muscles too!Problem-solving abilities