Show Your Furry Friend Some Love with


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By Tara Blair

What apurr-fectday to show your best friend some love and affection with a big hug. June 4th marks Hug Your Cat Day, a day where cat owners everywhere can rejoice and squeeze their furry buddies until the sun goes down. But, hugging your whiskered pal is just the tip of the iceberg. At Gale, we took a deeper look into how hugging improves your mind, body, and soul.

Save your小憩for later and read what we found!

你知道吗?健康拥抱,an article written in Gale’s一般OneFile, discovered hugs can help fight the common cold. Hugs are a sign of support, and people with stronger support networks have stronger immune systems.Get Healthy with Heaps of Hugs and Kissesfrom Gale’sGlobal Issues in Contextfound that hugs can also lower blood pressure, ward off heart disease, and reduce stress. Isn’t that just the猫的喵? Hugging your feline friend can help keep your body healthy.


但如何才能使这个光荣的节日好处我的心你问?研究发表在杂志心理科学发现,拥抱和触摸显著降低死亡率的担心。该Association for Psychological Sciencefound that hugs may alleviate existential fears for people with low self-esteem. As if that’s not enough, as we embrace, we immediately reduce the amount of the stress hormone, cortisol, produced in our bodies. Hugs also make our bodies release tension and send calming messages to the brain. Howpaw-someis that? Give that kitty a hug, for your mind’s sake!

Last, but certainly not least, we ventured into how Hug Your Cat Day is going to inspire your soul.DePauw University psychologist Matt Hertensteinfound that the simple act of a hug isn’t just felt on our arms. When we hug, oxytocin (also known as “the cuddle hormone”) is released, making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This chemical leads to more love and less depression, giving our soul thatPAW-sitive,每天提高需要。


没有得到足够我们拥抱你的猫一天的博客?Read aboutthe five feline mantras by Adren Moore from our商务系列InfoTrac!