It was National Hugging Day over the weekend. How's your hugging game? Do you even have one? If not, I strongly encourage you to keep reading.

Or maybe forward this to someone you know who might need a little physical encouragement. So, besides the fact that hugs feel good, why else should you make handing out hugs a part of your daily regimen? I'll tell you why. For starters, women actually need to be hugged for their health according to this video from UpVee's Facebook page.

A few of the health benefits that come from hugs are decreased blood pressure, decreased risk of heart disease, lowers heart rate, alleviated fear, and it releases emotionally positive brain chemicals. And this isn't just exclusive to women. It goes for men too. So parents, hug your children. And spouses, hug each other. I challenge you to do this every day for a week and see if you notice any positive changes in the people around you. I bet you will. And you may even notice some differences in yourself too