Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children > Health-in-Motion 17 August 2016 Say something nice Stress is almost fashionable in our hectic, modern lifestyles. We are often so busy muddling through that we forget about basic human interaction and the huge health benefits it can bring.An American study has shown that simple gestures of kindness can help reduce stress, encourage better sleep and even lower blood pressure. The study found that couple who hugged, held hands or paid each other compliments had higher levels of oxytocin, a hormone that relieves stress and improves the mood. 0 More in Newsletters Work-family balance More: Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical How to protect yourself from the seasonal flu Medical Most common soccer injuries Lifestyle Kids' metabolism may slow down during puberty Medical 'Natural killer' cell infusion may help leukaemia patients Diet and nutrition How to make sure you achieve your goals Medical Alcoholics may lack enzyme that controls impulse to drink From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.