6 Reasons Cuddling Can Make You Healthier

Who doesn't like a great cuddle session? But did you know it could also be good for your health? Here are 6 reasons to get cuddling tonight! Cuddling curbs depression. Skin to skin contact releases dopamine and serotonin which give us an instant mood boost and relieve symptoms of depression. You'll stress less. Touching someone sends signals to your brain's adrenal glands take a time out. When they are resting, your cortisol production slows and you feel less anxious and upset. Get sick? You're not a cuddler. The cuddle hormones -- dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin -- work together to fight infections. Cuddling gives your immune system a boost that some believe to be as effective as taking a multivitamin. You'll feel less pain. Oxytocin is a natural painkiller. So, when you're cuddling, oxytocin is taking care of your aches and pains au naturel. Cuddling brings you closer. The most obvious benefit to cuddle is the effect it will have on your relationship. Whether it is just curling up together on the couch to watch a movie or a cuddle that leads to something more amorous, cuddling will make you feel better connected, loved and secure. Do you agree? What do you find to be the benefits of cuddling?  

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