6 Seconds

“Research supports that people who hug more are happier. When a couple hugs for six seconds or more, mood-boosting/bonding chemicals called oxytocin and serotonin are released at an optimum level.”

“Babies who are hugged more even evidence better physical development and more brain power. “Children who get sustained form of touching, such as a long hug everyday are smarter.” Quote from Jay Gordon, M.D., co-author of “Brighter Baby”.”

Source: Hug More For Your Health and Happiness

I’ll be hugging my babes and my husband about 6 seconds longer each day. How about you?


Love, SM

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  • http://www.eileenknowles.com Eileen

    Going right now to hug my little man!!

    • http://www.likeawarmcupofcoffee.com Sarah Mae

      WOOT!

  • Emily abrams

    What a great reminder to stop life for 6 seconds and love on my family :) 

    • http://www.likeawarmcupofcoffee.com Sarah Mae

      Several times a day! ;)

      • Emily abrams

        Yes ma’am ;) 

  • Beth Williams

    Just sent this on to my hubby!  We will definitely be hugging much much more than normal! 

    I am a huggy person anyway so this just adds to my belief that hugging or touch is good for the emotional senses!

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    Very encouraging and a good reminder!

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    Definitely. Although we have never been a huggy, touchy family, those hugs will get just a little longer!

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    You need a Pinterest button.  Just sayin’. =)

    • http://www.likeawarmcupofcoffee.com Sarah Mae

      Oooh, you’re right!

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    Makes me want to go hug my kiddos and make sure it’s the first thing I do when my husband gets home :)

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    Awesomeness!  <3

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    The “snuggle hugs” I get from my littles make my day!! And the “I’m home” hug from my Honey makes my night! :-) We are a huggy family.I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, HUGS!!!

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    Love your blog! And I love hugs! We tend to hug often, but at least – at a minimum, we all give hugs after family prayer each night. Funny, some think it is odd, but we love it. 
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    We are very big on physical affection in our family. We are always hugging each other. I guess it matters because I always get comments now on how affectionate my children are towards each other.

  • http://www.dianadenis.com/ Diana Denis

    I come from a very affectionate family but reading this has me wondering…do I hug my children as long or as often as I hug my husband. I’m not sure. That will change effective immediately. Thank you for this!

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    Oh for sure! I love giving my kiddos a good, long, affectionate embrace. I hope they will love it even when they are grown.

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    My pastor was telling this at church.  I love hugs from my children.

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    New here at your blog.  I love hugs and I totally agree with the research.  My 7 year old is a big hugger.  My husband calls them “life giving hugs.” 

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    You awkward hugged my friend at Allume when she met you…and when she told me about it later I just died. It’s so fabulous. Stealing and hugging with reckless abandon.