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Laughter affects the body like exercise

Posted on May 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

ANI, Apr 27, 2010, 11.16am IST Laughter affects the body like exercise (Getty Images) Repetitive laughter could have the same effects on the body as exercise, according to a new study. Results of the study, from Loma Linda University’s Schools of Allied Health (SAHP) and Medicine, showed that laughing not only enhances a positive mood, but lowers stress hormones, increases immune activity, and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, similar to moderate exercise. In the study, 14 healthy volunteers were recruited to a three-week study to examine the effects that eustress (mirthful...

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