Hug More, Stress Less

(Family Features) Whether circumstances are good or bad, exciting or stressful, there are several simple ways to improve emotional and mental fitness. As one example, sharing a hug with a loved one has been found to boost immune system responses, help fight disease and increase overall health, according to an article published by “The Guardian.” Hugs increase serotonin, which is the body’s natural antidepressant, can be a natural sleep aid and help reduce stress and anxiety. However, according to the article, hugs are on the decline. Among the reasons for this decline in hugging are busy schedules and the prevalence …

Need to register for the JPMA Show?

Registration is now open for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Show: Built for Baby. This year’s show is scheduled April 10-13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to attract  4,600 attendees, 90%+ of the industry’s buying power, and thousands of new and expecting parents. In addition, manufacturers can enter products in the JPMA Innovation Awards competition until February 11. This long-standing and widely respected contest is judged a committee comprised of industry buyers, consumer and trade media, safety experts, and industry partners. The products are judged on their innovation and other qualities. For …