Facts About Hugs

Fun and unique facts about hugging

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The average hug lasts under ten seconds long.

The average person spends about an hour a month hugging.

Hugs are scientifically proven to have positive health and healing benefits on the mind and body.

Both the Hugger and the Hugee receive benefits from the hug.

So needless (pine needles?) to say, trees are infused with a powerful life force, energy and spirit.

Touch is describes as a universal language that communicates distinct emotions.

The Guiness Record for most hugs given in one hour is 2,436 achieved by Jayasimha Ravirala from India.

Hugs help to connect and bond us with others and can strengthen the relationship between two people.

National Hug Day is celebrated on January, 21st of each year.

A brief hug with a romantic partner is equivalent to 10 minutes of handholding.

Hugs can boost hormones and balance the chemical levels of Serotonin, Oxytocin, and Dopamine in the body.

According to an American Survey, marriages where hugging is present last longer than those without.

Studies show the IQ and emotional development is delayed in children who don't receive hugs.

A full body hugs stimulates the entire nervous system of the body.

In 2004, a man name Juan Mann started the "Free Hugs Campaign", a social movement involving individuals who offer hugs to strangers in public places. It eventually became a viral and international sensation.

You can't get AIDS, Hepatitis or an STD from hugging someone.

Tree huggers are well known for their affectionate appreciation of trees, but the original tree hugging term has a tragic origin.

In Scandinavian mythology, the hug refers to an individual's mental life, somewhat in contrast to the soul.

An average of 8-12 hugs per day can improve mental stability and psychological development.

Hugging has spiritual benefits too. A hug can heal a broken heart and uplift the spirit. Hugs also awaken and energize the solar plexus chakra, the center for creativity, will power and motivation.