Are you a hugger? Do you prefer the hug over the handshake and the high five? Do you know frequent hugging can help to lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke?
Do you have a friend who feels down or lost? This tee and a hug can help ground us and remind us that we belong. The release of the “love hormone” oxytocin, improves bonding and trust and makes people feel at ease and loved.
This t-shirt is everything you’ve dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It’s comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Heather Prism colors are 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Hugging Reduces Stress Levels.
Studies show that hugs and other physical connections reduce levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol, in the body. High levels of stress hormones can cause a whole host of health issues including sleep problems, skin problems, obesity, low immunity, and more.
Hugging Improves Heart Health. Frequent hugging and hand-holding can help to lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.
Hugging Boosts Self Esteem. Touch is a powerful language that we can use to convey feelings of safety, love, and connection to a greater community. When we are feeling down or lost, a hug can help ground us and remind us that we belong.
Hugging Improves Relationships. Hugs can benefit all types of relationships for two main reasons. They are another form of communication that conveys messages and feelings that words can’t. It’s a deeper, more intimate level of connection that you simply don’t get from talking. The second reason is that physical touch causes the release of the “love hormone” oxytocin, which improves bonding and trust, and makes people feel closer to one another.
A long, meaningful hug a few times a day may be just what the doctor ordered. Here’s how to do it:
- Find a loved one (partner, parent, sibling, close friend, or even pet) and agree to go in for a long embrace.
- Stand opposite one another, holding hands.
- Look into each other’s eyes, and think positive, loving thoughts.
- Move closer to one another and embrace, without moving (don’t rock, sway, or turn around with embracing).
- Take deep breaths and listen to each other’s breathing. Embrace for at least one minute.
- Let go slowly, hold hands, look into each other’s eyes and say “Thank you.”.
Being kind, caring, and generous is free. So is getting vaccinated. Spread the love.