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Laughter really is the best medicine

There are not many feelings that beat the feeling of a really good belly laugh. They say that laughter is the best medicine and theirs is definitely some truth in that statement. Laughter helps bring people together, allows us to connect in an important way, relieves tension and offers tangible physiological benefits. Here are some of the many benefits to having a good giggle:

  1. Decreases blood pressure

The ability to lower your blood pressure, even if you don’t have high pressure to start with is still hugely beneficial. It can reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. So, stock up on comedy dvds and book tickets to that comedy night because it’s what the doctor’s ordered!

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  1. Lowers hormone levels that create stress

While some good stress is ok, prolonged negative stress can have terrible effects on our health and well-being. By doing something that decreases …