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Stress-Busting Tip: Have a Laugh

Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine and growth hormone. It also increases the level of health-enhancing hormones like endorphins, and neurotransmitters. Laughter increases the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T cells. At a basic level, all this means a stronger immune system, as well as fewer physical effects of stress.

Meet regularly with friends you can laugh with, or watch a funny film or comedy show. Whilst this may not help you forget about your stresses completely, it will lessen the effects that hectic situations have on you in an emotional, physical and mental sense.

This entry was posted by Marie Louise on Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 9:36 am and is filed under Stress Reduction.