In honor of Global Hug Your Kids Day, Public News Service – some awesome folks! – interviewed me about the health care impact of hugs. With the recent ruling of the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act AKA Obamacare, health care is again on folks’ minds – who should pay for it, what should it cover, and more. Hugs have not been part of the discussion because no one can bill for them but I think they should be since everyone can afford them. Talk about affordable care!
I’ve found about 20 health impacts of hugs – raising the good stuff and lowering the bad stuff, including hugs can LOWER: Cortisol, a Stress Hormone, Fear, Pain, High blood pressure, High heart rate, Obesity, Tension, Loneliness, Depression, Insomnia. For my complete list, http://www.hugyourkidsday.com/Health_Care.html
To hear and read their great interview http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/27420-1
PS Last year, Public News Service’s one interview about the Hug holiday got played on 753 stations in 15 states. They rock!
We’ve been blessed by more media attention this year. Yea! Hopefully, that means more kids -and their parents – will get hugged, and that, after all, is the point of the holiday.
I was thrilled that we were announced on Yahoo News as the lead story by contributor Cherri Megasko | Yahoo! Contributor Network last week. Here’s the link: http://news.yahoo.com/july-16-global-hug-kids-day-national-corn-065000477.html I love that our holiday is in the name of the link.
A big hug to Cherri!
Just read another sad post about a parent losing an adult child but it was sweet in that it was a dad that was writing. It was written by Bill Lyon of Stevensville, Montana, in the Bitterroot Star, their local newspaper.
Women often assume my Hug Your Kids message is just for other women, or to tell men to hug their kids. However, dads make up about 50% of our fan base because they love their kids just as much as the moms do, only they probably forget to say it aloud as often. Dads, here’s some parent advice from other dads, that I’m just passing along: Hug Your Kids.
And you don’t have to wait for Global Hug Your Kids Day, July 16. www.hugyourkidsday.com
Hug your kids today, and every day. It’s a fast and free parenting tip.