TITLE

Good Humor Good Health

AUTHOR(S)
Sobel, David S.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Perinatology: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Care;Nov2007, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p288
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
31689895

 

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