The average hug time between two people is 3 seconds. But the researchers found something amazing. When the hug lasts for 20 seconds, it produces a therapeutic effect on the body and mind.
The reason is that an honest hug produces a hormone called "oxytocin", also known as the love hormone.
This substance has many benefits to our physical and mental health, along with helping us to relax, feel safe and calm our fears and anxieties.
This wonderful "tranquilizer" is offered for free every time you hug someone, hug a child, caress a dog or cat, dance with your partner, get close to someone, or just hold your friend's shoulders.
So hug someone for 20 seconds and give him this simple gift.
Edit: Sanja Paić
Author: Nicole Bordeleau
Photo: Unsplash / Priscilla Du Preez