365 Ways #157–Un abrazo para todos!

#157–In a study of premature infants in neonatology wards, children who were handled for 15mins three times a day grew 50% faster, showed better behavioral development, and were released from the hospital earlier than infants who didn’t receive the same physical attention. This experiment has been repeated numerous times with other species of animals and the outcome is always the same. It turns out that the absence of touch is one of the most severe developmental stressors we can face in our lives. Which reminds me–have you hugged someone today?

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