Why should we cuddle?

Wednesday 13th Feb 2019, 8.30am

Who doesn’t love a cuddle? Whether it is from a pet or a person they just make us feel good. But, would you believe wrapping your arms around someone else can actually improve your gut health?

In this episode of the Oxford Sparks Big Questions Podcast we are looking at lemurs and asking: Why should we cuddle?

To find out we went to Oxford’s Department of Zoology to speak to Aura Raulo who is studying the importance of cuddling.

Learn more in this IFLS article: “Lemurs Share Gut Bacteria Through Huddling, Which Might Improve Immunity“.