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A Laugh a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Exploring the Health Benefits of Laughter

If you’ve ever wondered why we laugh, there have been different theories proposed to explain this phenomenon and these theories also highlight a physiological benefit of laughing.  One theory, termed The Relief Theory, describes that people engage in laughter because they sense a stressful situation, and laughter can involve a cognitive release of anxiety, as well as a physical release of tension, which lowers overall stress levels (Wilkins and Eisenbraun, 2009). 

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