Now who doesn’t like a hug from someone, whether it be a friendly greeting or an expression of warmth showing your gratitude for someone, hugs are the best way to express your love when words fail to describe. It is an indication of trust and control in your life.
National Hug Day is an annual event on the 21st January. Founded in Michigan it has spread through the years to Canada, UK, Australia, Poland and Germany.
This annual day is dedicated to the act of hugging, whether it is with a loved one, a special friend or a stranger who you feel just needs an arm around them. Receiving a hug not only provides emotional support it is also proven to have health benefits. Studies have shown that hugs increase levels of oxytocin and reduce blood pressure!
A hug can convey different messages so it is best to be aware of the message you are trying to put across when hugging.
The most common types of hugs are:
There is one hug that has not been included above and one which all mermaids think is the most important of all….the “Mermaid hug” let’s try and get this hug within the top six for next year’s National Hug Day!
If you are embracing National Hug Day today please let us know and tell us which hug is your favourite, we would love to hear from you and share on our social media pages -
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