The evidence that laughter can ease pain or confer any specific health benefits is far from conclusive, but it certainly seems to be contagious.
If you are still in the process of evaluating what improvements you should make to your life this year, you might be advised to incorporate more laughter into it. Google “health and laughter” and you will find all sorts of persuasive claims about the health benefits of laughter: of its ability to reduce stress, lower the risk of cardiac disease, boost the immune system, increase pain tolerance and so on.
As you might expect, things are not as simple as a quick Google search might suggest, and as several researchers have pointed out, much of the evidence claiming links between specific ...
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