SECRETS TO A HEALTHIER LIFE
Did you know that laughter can decrease pain? Or that optimism can help you live longer?
Here are some easy and simple changes you can make to live a healthier and happier life!
Whether your laughter is spontaneous or induced, every burst of laughter releases a flow of endorphins that makes you feel better, both physically and mentally.
Babies learn to laugh when they’re just three months old and by the time they are around four, children laugh on average 300 times per day; most adults only manage about 20.
Laughing is even good exercise: it makes you contract your diaphragm and 300 other muscles in your body.
...a good old belly laugh raises the levels of antibodies in your saliva, protecting your throat from infection.
WHY IT HELPS
Laughter increases endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, which can temporarily relieve pain.
If you have a tendency to look on the more favorable side of things and expect a positive outcome - if you’re hopeful and confident about the future or the success of something, you’re thinking positively, so keep it up!
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Positive Thinking Is Good for Your Health
Studies by the Mayo Clinic in the USA report a number of health benefits associated with optimism, including a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular problems, less depression, and an increased lifespan.
When you're happy, you make the people you meet 25% happier.
When the people you meet come into contact with other people, they make them 10% happier.
...and the people they meet are 5.6% happier because of their happiness.