Good Humor Good Health

Sobel, David S.
November 2007
Perinatology: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Care;Nov2007, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p288
Academic Journal
The article focuses on humor as one of the best antidotes to stressful situations. Research shows that laughter gives the muscles of face, shoulders, diaphragm, and abdomen a good workout. It is said that heart rate and blood pressure temporarily rise, and breathing becomes faster and deeper because of laughter. Researchers suppose that laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the brain's opiates.


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