Journée internationale des câlins - Les bienfaits des câlins dès la naissance

International Hugs Day - The benefits of hugs from birth

International Hugs Day - The benefits of hugs from birth

January 21 is celebrated as International Hug Day, a special occasion to remember the benefits of hugs from birth. Hugs are more than just a gesture of affection, they have a profound impact on our physical and emotional well-being.

From birth, cuddles are essential for a baby's healthy development. They strengthen the bond between parent and child, promote a feeling of security and contribute to cognitive and emotional development.

The benefits of cuddling aren't just limited to babies. Older children and adults also benefit. Here are some of the benefits of cuddling:

  • Stress Reduction: Hugging releases hormones such as oxytocin, known as the happy hormone. This helps reduce stress, anxiety and promotes a feeling of calm.
  • Strengthening the immune system: Hugging increases the production of antibodies, thereby strengthening the immune system and helping to fight disease.
  • Mood Improvement: Hugs stimulate the release of dopamine and serotonin, the neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of happiness and well-being.
  • Strengthening relationships: Hugs strengthen emotional bonds between individuals, whether parent-child, friendly or romantic relationships.

It is therefore essential not to underestimate the power of hugs in our daily lives. Whether with our children, our partners or our friends, let's take the time to offer them warm and comforting hugs. This will contribute to our happiness and general well-being.

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