National Hug Day: Why we all need human touch

Touch deprivation can have disastrous consequences

Stars Insider

21/01/21 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Psychology

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–we've needed it since the day we were 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.  Particularly now, with so many of us in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Browse through the following gallery and learn why human touch is so important, why we all need it, and what we can do about it if we don't have anyone to hug.

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