Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hugging: It's a Health Issue


One reader/tweeter, Melissa gave me a gift last week. She tweeted this at me:


 What is it, you ask? I’ll tell you. A link to this article:


It’s an article about an experiment where men and women hug and it lowers women’s blood pressure more than men’s.




 In case I needed an excuse, I now officially have a hug card.


It’s perfect, really.





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I coo, remember?





Happiest Gia ever.

21 comments:

  1. And hugs are free! Tell boyfriend to be happy your card doesn't say expensive dinners. Yay for Happy Gia!

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  2. Hugging is the best! I wonder if they tested regular hugging vs. hugging with a little butt grab vs. hugging that turns into grinding vs. hugging while laying down (spooning).

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  3. I love hugging. And spooning. From one clingy gal to another, I say hug away, it's better for you than eating a salad.

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  4. This is adorable =3

    I wish you many happy continued cuddles!!!

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  5. Aw, well now I have an excuse to hug random people. Human contact is lacking in my life.

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  6. I loved this! If its for health reasons it's A-ok! The "uh-oh I feel is rising again" part had me cracking up!

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  7. My boyfriend is the hugger and likes to cuddle. I can't let him see this! ha ha.

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  8. It's taken my husband (not much of a hugger)almost a decade of marriage to realize that giving me a little squeeze when I'm feeling frazzled saves the whole family from the horrible wrathe of the mother wildebeest.

    Hugs rock.

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  9. Awesome! I'm all about the hugs, and now I have a legitimate excuse!

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  10. I love hugs. And I love scientific proof of anything, so now I love hugs more.

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  11. Hugs are awesome. Especially koala hugs. :)

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  12. So awesome! Always nice to have a health reason ;)

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  13. You gotta wonder about the people in that brainstorming session:
    Let's do a study on the effects of porn.
    Yeah, let's do it.
    Naww, they'll never pay us for that.
    Yeah you're right. How about just hugging?
    Meh, ok.

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    1. And, is it just me? Or does it really look like the person in that picture is just hugging himself?

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  14. I believe it. Boyfriend should care more about your health.

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  15. I'm not a hugger. But if it's for science then count me in.

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  16. Hugging rocks! I asked Hubs if I could have a hug on our first date. His hugs are comforting, cozy, protective, and just flat out wonderful!

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  17. Oh, excellent! I will bookmark that link for when I am in my relationship. Is it creepy that I'm already lining up my defense of hugging before I even have the boyfriend? I'm thinking 'nah'.

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  18. I just read part of the article to Erik and he said, "Psychosomatic? That's like a placebo. It's all in your head".
    Me: Well, whatever. It just means you need to hug me more.
    Erik: I'll give you something to hug *hip thrust*
    Me: Now my blood pressure is rising because you're frustrating me!
    Erik: My work here is done.

    ARGH!

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