Get close & make contact for better bonding – it might even make you happier.

Mind & Spirit

Some physical contact may be the key to a happier you.

Close contact, like a hug, can give you a jolt of the hormone oxytocin, the release of which can play a role in creating bonds between people.

Oxytocin works by reducing stress hormones in the body, improving mood and even lowering blood pressure. It also helps people feel bonded and connected.

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