PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you find yourself in a bit of a funk, new research suggests there’s a simple solution.READ MORE: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas
Just go and hug it out!
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say hugs can help boost people’s moods regardless of gender or age.
They studied 400 people over two weeks and found hugs between friends are just as effective as hugs between people in a relationship.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
Behavior Psychologist Doctor Valerie Braunstein says that chemical has the same effect as a vitamin boost.
“It releases these positive feelings that connect people,” said Braunstein.
And she says even those hug averse should try it once in a while.MORE NEWS: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
“I say practice, practice, practice. So you can become a hugger,” says Braunstein.