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17 February 2009

Laugh and cry

Having a good sob is reputed to be good for you. So is laughter, which has been shown to help heal bodies, as well as broken hearts.

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Having a good sob is reputed to be good for you. So is laughter, which has been shown to help heal bodies, as well as broken hearts. Laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body shake off allergic reactions. Research also suggests that the mere act of anticipation may make people feel better hours before they get around to watching a funny video.

Take action: Make an appointment with a few good friends today, take out a funny movie or put in a few days leave and take a break. Any enjoyable event – even if it's just a relaxing afternoon at home – could spark a positive reaction.

Also take a good look at the lighter side of things.

 
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