Laughter is the best medicine.. now it is scientically proven! People who are happier in their daily lives have healthier levels of key body chemicals than those who muster few positive feelings, a new study suggests.
First, a happy person have a lower concentration of cortisol in the blood.. Cortisol is a stress hormone of which high levels are linked to conditions such as type II diabetes and hypertension. And lower heart rates are associated with good cardiovascular health.
In addition, individuals who said they were happy nearly every time they were asked had lower levels of a blood protein called fibrinogen following a stressful task. This molecule makes blood “sticky” and is vital in the clotting process, but high concentrations can signal future coronary heart disease problems.
so, stay happy and healthy!!
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