Joy, well-being, security, serenity … A small gesture as banal as holding hands can bring us much more than simply telling the other that we care about him or saying “hello”.
1- Fight stress
Did you know that the contact of another hand in yours would have the gift of decreasing the level of cortisol, the stress hormone? Indeed, most of our nerve endings being located in our hands and fingers , a light pressure is enough to reduce our stress rate .
2- Maintaining love
The love hormone oxytocin, released during a physical interaction with your lover, will help strengthen the feeling of love that binds you over time . A habit to integrate, therefore, and which should quickly turn to reflex as this little physical and psychological happiness seduces our nervous system.
3- It preserves the heart
Holding hands is good for the heart, literally and figuratively. Indeed, it would lower your blood pressure and actually protect our heart against the risk of disease. Magical ? Almost. It is actually the touch and the heat provided by this body contact that would produce a feeling of comfort beneficial to our cardiovascular system.
4- It is a source of strength
If it doesn’t really take the pain away, holding hands helps us hold on and be courageous. As in childbirth for example. Besides, even a blood test passes almost like a letter in the post if our lover embraces us with his reassuring hand during this ordeal.
5- It instills a sense of security
When someone holds you when you are about to fall, is it not their hand that catches and reassures yours? When you jump during a scary scene in a film , is it not once again a protective hand which comes to embrace your mimine? And in both cases, we must admit that it does not leave us unmoved. An action that has the power to soothe us on the spot, so that we grab his hand spontaneously, without thinking.
6- It helps to move forward
Having our hand buried in another will provide us with the security and momentum to move forward. And it works from an early age. We hold the hands of toddlers to help them take their first steps or to teach them to cross the road. And it always works in adulthood, when you need to be full of courage.