A hug a day
A hug a day keeps the doctor away. At least that’s the report from the University of North Carolina which concluded that women’s hearts benefit from daily hugs. After hugging, women showed an increase in oxytocin, a “bonding” hormone, a reduction in blood pressure and even lower levels of cortisol, a blood hormone that when elevated can cause metabolic disturbances. The results were less significant for men.
Speak Up, year XIX, number 227.
Em inglês, há um famoso ditado que diz: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Na primeira sentença do texto, há um trocadilho de palavras com a finalidade de