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Cuddle Up for Clean Health

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February is the month of love and just in time for Cupid’s favorite holiday is a scientifically proven way to get healthy and happy with your special someone. Cuddling!

Cuddling for just 10 minutes a day, and regularly showering your partner with affection, provides a health boost for the mind, body, and spirit. Studies have shown that couples who lather a steady stream of hugs and kisses on each other not only strengthen their bond, but increase their odds of staying healthy as well. That’s just a bunch of Valentine’s Day mumbo-jumbo, you say? Here are the proven health benefits of cuddling:

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease.cuddles
  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Releases the ‘feel-good’ hormone oxytocin.
  • Lowers stress and anxiety.
  • Increases sexual desire. Regular sex is not only fun, but a key component to mental and physical health. Sex helps the body battle germs, promotes deeper sleep, and improves mood.
  • Boosts memory.
  • Improves communication.
  • Encourages a positive disposition.

As you can see, when it comes to health, cuddling is pretty much the new half marathon. As if you needed another reason to snuggle up!

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Author: eat.clean.health.

Jodi Geigle is a board certified nutrition and wellness professional highly experienced in nutrition counseling, wellness program creation, effective client behavior modification, corporate wellness and large scale team leadership with an emphasis in operations, technology and start up culture. Jodi has been featured in Women's Running, Active.com and MindBodyGreen.

5 thoughts on “Cuddle Up for Clean Health

  1. Love it! This is a great article, thanks for sharing it 🙂

    On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 8:39 AM, eatcleanhealth

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    My partner and I really like your current blog posts, nevertheless I want additional advice relating to italian food recipes.
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    • Welcome Kandis! Glad you like it! We’d be happy to write more articles about your area of interest…..did you perhaps mean to leave this comment on a different blog? This post is about cuddling and it sounds like you’re interested in Italian cooking recipes? Let us know; we love feedback and would love input about future posts!

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