Ramblings of a Baltimore area Realtor: National Hug Day

National Hug Day

National Hug Day

I got a notification on my phone that today is National Hug Day.  Here are a few fun facts about hugs.  

Did you know that a hug is the only gift you can give that you immediately get back?

A 20 second hug along with 10 minutes of hand holding reduces the harmful effects of stress including it's impact on blood pressure and heart rate.  This makes sense since hugs are known to reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.  

Studies show that we need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day for maintenance and 12 hugs a day for growth.  Right now I'm still working on survival!!

Did you know on average people spend an hour a month hugging.  That doesn't sound like a whole lot, but if you consider the average hug lasts 10 seconds, that's a lot of hugs!!

If you ever had any doubts about the importance of touch, children that aren't hugged have delays in walking, talking, and reading.  A quick hug has a near immediate effect on health by lowering heart rate, reducing fear and inducing a calm state of mind.  

So, get out and hug someone today!!  

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June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ CDPE, CIAS, ePro, MRP

Long & Foster Hampden

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June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

Comment balloon 8 commentsJune Piper-Brandon • January 23 2019 12:21AM


I really enjoyed this post, June. Sending you a hug as a thank you :-)

Posted by Gwen Banta (Sotheby's International Realty) over 1 year ago

Thank you for your inspiring post on the tremendous health and well-being benefits of hugging!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Keller Williams of Central PA) over 1 year ago

Good day 

Thank you for sharing your information with us June Piper-Brandon 

Have a great day.

January 22, 2019. 

Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) over 1 year ago

National Hug Day.  Now that's a day I can wrap my arms around!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

June Piper-Brandon the National Hug Day can be celebrated everyday.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 1 year ago

I'm way ahead of you with my wife and poddle getting a ton of hugs and kisses this morning.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 1 year ago

John Pusa if we practiced National Hug Day every day the world would be a far better place!!

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Long & Foster Hampden) over 1 year ago

Hi June,  Thanks for letting us know about this very huggable day.  Days are always better when they start and end with a hug.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 1 year ago

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