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Get Physical: I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Women tend to get stressed around this time of year for various reasons. If you're more stressed than usual this time of year then grab your husband, boyfriend or father's hand.
A recent study published in the December issue of the journal Psychological Science found that hand holding calms the body's reaction to stress.

Not married or in a relationship? Any male's hand will do but if you're opting to hold that cute stranger's hand sitting next to you on the subway, you may want to ask first.

So this weekend, to burn off some calories and stress, grab your man's hand and go for a nice long walk, just the two of you. If he's not into holding hands, tell him it's a matter of your health.

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aistea311 aistea311 9 years
haha elynette. I always ask my BF to take a walk with me, but he is lazy. Can I just hold like a baseball glove and pretend, JK.
elynette elynette 9 years
I think that it may have to do with the strength of a male's hand. Kind of like Acupressure. But I guess if a woman has "man hands" I think it should have the same effects.
iloveclothes86 iloveclothes86 9 years
they said "if you're more stressed than usual this time of year then grab your husband, boyfriend or father's hand" and that "any male's hand will do" ...
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
iloveclothes, I think a person would have the same feeling holding their Mom's hand. I would. :)
iloveclothes86 iloveclothes86 9 years
why does it have to be a man? can you hold your mom's hand?
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
I heard about this too, and I think it's true...at least it works for me.
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