[Video] The unusual Dutch wellness trend travelling the globe

[Video] The unusual Dutch wellness trend travelling the globe

In today’s day and age, there is a lot to be stressed about. Everything from work, taxes, bills and now, we have the added stress of the coronavirus, lockdowns and social distancing. It can get all too much sometimes and it’s understandable if you need some time to de-stress and relax.

Stressed? Try cuddling cows!

Everyone likes to unwind in their own way, whether it be reading, gaming or swimming, everyone has their own way of de-stressing and relaxing. In the Netherlands, there is a very unusual way of relaxing, and that’s cuddling cows!

Yes, you read that right. In the Netherlands people go out to the fields and cuddle cows. There is a science to it too! It is proven that cuddling helps reduce stress and lower anxiety hormone levels. Furthermore, a cow’s body temperature is slightly higher than ours, which, coupled with a lower heart rate, allows for a very comforting experience.

A worldwide movement

Cow cuddling has taken off across the world, as word of its therapeutic benefits spreads. To check out this bizarre wellness phenomenon watch the video below! Let us know in the comments if you would ever try cuddling cows.


Source: BBC Reel

William Nehra


William Nehra

William studied a masters in Classics at the University of Amsterdam. He is a big fan of Ancient History and football, particularly his beloved Watford FC.

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