You are a middle-aged couple and hugging and kissing probably has now become an occasional thing. Get those habits back as hugging your partner everyday has many benefits. In fact Dr Alka Chadha Counsellor for Mental Health Improvement Hope and Care Centre Vashi suggests that hugging makes you happy lowers your risk of various ailments and keeps you young. According to a study published in the journal Psychological Science hugs from a trusted person helps relieve stress and also boosts immunity. A hug can also relieve mental stress and promotes blood flow to soft tissues and relaxes tensed muscles too.