This week's Fact Friday Kara shares a fact from The Cleveland Clinic's Health Essentials Blog.
Hugging strengthens the immune system.
“Research shows that hugs can be healthy,” says Dr. Rock. “Hugs cause a decrease in the release of cortisol, a stress hormone, and other research indicates that hugs decrease your blood pressure and heart rate in stressful situations,” he adds.
Additional research found that giving and receiving hugs can actually strengthen your immune system.