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Kisses and Hugs!!

Do you know that their are actual health benefits to kissing and hugging? Now, I’m not talking about just intimate situations. I’m talking about friends and family too.

Here are some benefits of kissing according to cnn.com

Helps to reduce blood pressure

Zaps cramps and headaches

Fights cavities

Amps up your happy hormones

Burns calories

Boosts self esteem

Kissing actually exchanges less germs than a hand shake

Benefits of hugging…a good solid 20+ second hug according to mindbodygreen.com

Builds trust and safety

Boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation and anger

Lifts seotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness

Strengthen the immune system

Boists self-esteem

Releases tension in the body

Teaches us how to give and to receive

Having people that want to hold you and exchange this kind of energy with you can be a tremendous blessing in your day and your life. Obviously, only when it makes us comfortable and is part of a safe and healthy relationship.

I hope that you have someone to give a kiss and a hug to today 😊 Happy Sunday!!

Published by Making Time For Me

Wife, Mother, Step Mom, Control Freak. 7 years into my second marriage and dedicated to making my home a chemical free safe haven <3

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