This Valentine’s Day, make sure you hold hands or paws with those you love. It’s good for your heart.
We know that humans are a naturally social species, an evolutionary trait that has helped us survive. Indeed, studies show that physical contact or touch like holding hands can positively affect your health.
Holding hands influences hormone levels. An article published in the journal of Alternative Therapeutic Health Medicine reported that touching stimulates the production of oxytocin, a hormone known as the “love hormone.” Oxytocin has been shown to increase feelings of trust, generosity and compassion and decrease feelings of fear and anxiety in people. Read more