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

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