Did you know there are actual health benefits to cuddling? It’s true! Research shows that cuddling releases oxytocin, a hormone that reduces pain, lowers blood pressure, reduces the risks of heart disease, and lowers stress and anxiety. Cuddling also releases dopamine which makes us feel happy but also improves memory and focus. So what are you waiting for? Grab your kiddos, your pets, your significant other, and get cuddling! Besides, during the cold month of January, cuddling will keep you warm and cozy. Here are some ways to cuddle together:
- Watch a movie together.
- Take a nap together.
- Make a blanket fort.
- Have a family slumber party.
- Read a book together.
- Listen to a podcast together.
- Play a game you can do from the comfort of the couch.
- Just talk.