. >> what is happening in our bodies when we give and receive hugs, oxytocin is being released. it creates warm fuzzy feeling of trust, generosity and happiness. dr. oz: now that you know all this, why wouldn't you have gotten a hug? someone asked of our audience members, why did you not take a hug? >> from a stranger, it feels uncomfortable or weird. dr. oz: creepy. >> exactly. >> you took my word. creepy. dr. oz: why is it creepy to give a hug? >> it's someone approaching you, you don't know who it is. it's your friends arrest family, it's ok. dr. oz: giving a hug is a happiness booster, does it surprise you? not sure. a song you may have heard, charlotte diamond used to sing it. [four hugs a day, that's the minimum ♪ i used to sing that to my daughter. i can't get the time of day now, but i used to. you say that's not accurate, it ought to be more four hugs a day? >> one researcher tobbles keep oxy toesin levels consistent in our bloodstream, we need to give and receive eight hugs a day. the clincher is they can't be little pats on the back. they need to be lingering hugs.
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