Physical contact, including hugs and the high five (above), is being avoided during the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
Physical contact, including hugs and the high five (above), is being avoided during the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock

Will we still hug, high-five and shake hands after Covid-19?

  • Non-verbal physical greetings such as hugs and handshakes do much more than say ‘hello’ or ‘I am friendly’
  • Physical touch helps calm the nervous system, decrease stress hormones and boost immunity, but the pandemic has cut that down

Physical contact, including hugs and the high five (above), is being avoided during the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
Physical contact, including hugs and the high five (above), is being avoided during the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock
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