HomeHealthIs the absence of hugs and social distance affecting our health?
Is the absence of hugs and social distance affecting our health?
December 15, 2020
Call it hunger for skin, call it lack of affection, the fact is that human beings need to relate to each other in order to be happy. But the need to feel others close, skin to skin, goes beyond affecting or not affecting our mood and mental health- A new article published in the Trends in Cognitive Sciences magazine makes it clear that not being able to hug our loved ones is also affecting physical health and is even expected to this social isolation in which we live increases the risk of premature death by 30% of the population.