8 good health benefits of hugging someone – WikiYeah

3. Increase Self-Esteem

Hugs are usually associated with feeling special and loved. Oftentimes, this originates from the experiences that many of us had as children, when we were the beneficiaries of a big deal of hugging and touching from parents. The associations of self-worth and tactile sensations from our early years are still embedded in our nervous system as matures. The cuddles from our mom and dad whilst growing up remain imprinted at a cellular level, and hugs might remind us at a somatic level of that. Therefore, hugs connect us to the ability to self-love. [Read: how to build self confidence]

4. Balance The Nervous System

The galvanic skin response of someone receiving and giving a big hug shows a drastic change in skin conductance. The effect in elasticity and moisture in the skin might suggest a more balanced state of the human nervous system parasympathetic. [Read: how to overcome loneliness]

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