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Get Cuddling: It’s Good For Your Health

Get Cuddling: It’s Good For Your Health

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We’re born to cuddle. It’s a natural instinct for a baby to snuggle up in their mom’s arms. Even animals cuddle each other. What’s better than a big warm, lost in your arms, cuddle? When it’s cold outside, isn’t it nice to cuddle up on the sofa with someone you love? How about when you hear bad news, and someone holds you tightly in their arms? Cuddling is a wonderful cure for lifting your mood. In addition, it has lots of health benefits.

 

Let’s look at how cuddling benefits you:

 

  1. It strengthens your immune system

Winter carries the flu and cold viruses which can hit you anytime. But if your immune system is strong, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to fight it. Cuddling stimulates your parasympathetic system. In other words, it helps you relax. And that makes serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine kick in. The result of having those feel-good hormones released in your body, cause your immunity to fight off nasty sicknesses.

 

  1. It prevents heart disease

Oxytocin is a natural hormone which comes with lots of health benefits. It brings about positive feelings. That’s one of the best emotions for reducing stress and high blood pressure, which activates heart disease. Those are two major ingredients of heart attacks. So, cuddling reduces anxiety, stress and high blood pressure. Hugging regularly keeps your heart happy, which in turn wards off heart disease.

 

  1. It makes you feel happy

Who doesn’t want some happiness? It lifts your mood and puts a smile on your lips. You can’t cuddle someone without touching them. Did you know that touching releases a couple of hormones which lifts your mood and kicks out depression? The hormones responsible for that wonderful feeling (happiness) are dopamine and serotonin. So, when you want some instant happiness, cuddle someone. But make sure it’s someone you know. 

 

  1. It brings out your affection

There’s nothing better than cuddling with a loved one, especially on a cold winter’s evening. Cuddling with your partner, child, parents or friend is a great way of showing affection. Sometimes, a cuddle is all you need  to give, when words can’t explain what you’re feeling deep down inside. There is no better way to communicate your affections without using words.

 

So, next time you want  a cuddle, think about the benefits. Begin your mornings with a cuddle and end your days with a snuggle. It’s another way of saying, ‘I love you’ to the people you share your life with. And do you know what’s so great about cuddling? It won’t cost you any money. 

 

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Do you cuddle often? How does cuddling make you feel? Please share your thoughts in the comments box below. 🙂

June

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June Whittle is the founder of Miraculous Ladies, an author, freelance copywriter and professional blogger for hire. She works with small businesses, bloggers and individuals. She is also an author of a self-help and autobiography book “Deep Within my Soul: Hope after abuse”. Miraculous means extraordinary and Lady is a polite or formal way of referring to an amazing woman. That's you. You're a beautiful, strong, incredible, dynamic and powerful woman. Live your dreams. "If you can dream it, you can do it." ~ Walt Disney

    4 Comments

    • Good morning Clover,

      Thank you so much. Yes, a good cuddle will do wonders for your health and make you feel good. Who doesn’t like to feel good? I love getting hugs. Makes me feel nice and cosy. 🙂

      Have a lovely day my dear. x

      June June

      29/10/2014

  1. I never really thought about it but I think I cuddle almost daily. Or at least a few times a week. It is truly a good feeling. Not only can it warm you up physically but emotionally as you pointed out.

    I like cuddling and who knew it reaped such good benefits. Just another reason to do it more. 🙂

    ~Lea
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    Lea Bullen

    08/11/2014

    • Hi Lea,

      It’s good to see you again. Yes, cuddling is great. I’ve always liked cuddling. I love that lovely warm feeling I get when someone hold me in their arms. It’s calming and quite therapeutic.

      Happy cuddling, now you know the overall benefits. 🙂

      Enjoy your week.

      June June

      09/11/2014

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