Why We all need human touch

Slide 6 of 30: Touch has a wide range of functions for us, including conveying emotion. Hugs and kisses, anyone?

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Why we touch

Touch has a wide range of functions for us, including conveying emotion. Hugs and kisses, anyone?

Slide 3 of 30: The skin is the biggest organ in the human body. In an adult, it covers an average of 22 square feet (2 square meters)!

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It’s all over us

The skin is the biggest organ in the human body. In an adult, it covers an average of 22 square feet (2 square meters)!

Slide 1 of 30: “I just want someone to talk to, and a little of that human touch. Just a little of that human touch.” It looks like Bruce Springsteen was onto something. We really do need human touch, and not just a little–we actually need it a lot. We've needed it since the day we are born and throughout our lives.A world without touch is hard to imagine, but as we live more isolated lives and interact less, this can indeed become a problem. Browse through the following gallery and learn why human touch is so important and why we all need it.

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Why we all need human touch

“I just want someone to talk to, and a little of that human touch. Just a little of that human touch.” It looks like Bruce Springsteen was onto something. We really do need human touch, and not just a little–we actually need it a lot. We’ve needed it since the day we are born and throughout our lives.

A world without touch is hard to imagine, but as we live more isolated lives and interact less, this can indeed become a problem. Browse through the following gallery and learn why human touch is so important and why we all need it.

Slide 2 of 30: Touch is the first sense we use to send information to our brains before we’re born.

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Before we see or hear

Touch is the first sense we use to send information to our brains before we’re born.

Slide 7 of 30: Touch can help us calm down from stress arousal, for instance. It can have a pacifying effect that words can’t match.

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Why we touch

Touch can help us calm down from stress arousal, for instance. It can have a pacifying effect that words can’t match.

Slide 8 of 30: In fact, touch is so powerful that it can actually reduce blood pressure and decrease your heart rate.

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It calms us down

In fact, touch is so powerful that it can actually reduce blood pressure and decrease your heart rate.

Slide 9 of 30: Research shows that hugs can boost our immune system and decrease disease.

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Touch boosts the immune system

Research shows that hugs can boost our immune system and decrease disease.

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Source: Why we all need human touch (msn.com)

Author: Dennis Hickey

There are no limits to success to those who never stop learning. I want to help you succeed by sharing what I have learned about life skills. Knowing these skills can nourish your personal growth. I hope you enjoy this blog, and visit often so you keep learning too!

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