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Love advice: A hug and a warm mug

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The research about a hug and a warm mug is not new. But it may be the right time to remind us that sometimes in the world of research, relationship advice emerges. There are often stories about the value of human touch.

In a study of 34 young married couples ages 20 to 39 by researchers at Brigham Young University in Provo and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City found that massage and other supportive and caring touch lower stress hormones and blood pressure, particularly among men, while also enhancing oxytocin, a hormone thought to calm and counter stress.

Although the study seemed more like relationship advice, the findings were published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Healing Touch

And a warm mug, relationship advice

Can it be that a hot “cuppa” reminds us of those childhood days when we snuggled into our mother’s arms or the arms of someone who loved us?

Whatever the reason, researchers are telling us that “simply clutching a warm cup of coffee can bring on a flood of warm feelings.” The research came out of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Yale University.

Therefore, the next time you want to talk with someone you love and wish to convey some positive feelings, serve a warm cup of tea, coffee, or even chicken soup. Read the story for yourself – from Reuters UK – it is fascinating. A Warm Cup. As relationship advice, it is a pretty simply way to make a connection.

Copyright 2014 Rita Esposito

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