From Tickle

Tension at Work? Maybe You Should Hug It Out

On national hug day – yes, there is such a thing, it seems appropriate to visit the touchy subject of invading a colleague’s personal space. Conflicts at work not only mess with our heads but also our immune systems —making us easy targets for infections during these stressful times. Researchers have accumulated substantial evidence to back this theory (increased stress= increased risk to your immune system). At the same time, they have found that people who feel supported during periods of strain are protected from its negative impact on health. And yet, what behaviors demonstrate care and concern? Dear huggers, you may be onto…