Hugs are more than just a friendly greeting, people hug to express their feelings from affection and joy and sadness. We can also call hugs the “love hormone” oxytocin but it also heals sickness, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.
The feeling of touch and a deep hug has these benefits:
A nurturing touch of a hug builds trust and a sense of safety;
Boost oxytocin levels to heal feelings of loneliness, isolation and anger.
Having a long hug increases oxytocin levels which gives you a feeling of happiness. It also can lead to intimacy between one another;
A hug can strengthen the immune system keeping us healthy. Plus it relaxes our muscles and can soothe our aches and pains.
So if you feel the need for a hug, I would be happy to hug you back as I do like a hug myself. Hugs are all part of my dates.
I enjoy spending time outdoors whether at the beach or in the country which is good for you on both a mental and physical level. In the evenings I will go for a stroll along the beach to clear my head and soak up that sea air. But did you know spending time at the beach is now referred to as “blue space” because of the peace and calmness you experience.
Reduces stresses by making you feel at ease;
Boosts your creativity by clearing your head to allow you to clearly focus;
Help in reduce feelings of depression; and
Change your perspective on life.
So next time you are at the beach taking a dip in the water or just watching the waves, enjoy that feeling of relaxation.
If you need some relaxation and would like a fun day at the beach, why not book me for a date and I would be happy to take you and we can share the effects of the beach together.