Spending Time with your Friends can Actually be Good for your Health

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day.  I thought this would be a good thing to post since it was a weekend full of friends and family.

Did you know?

Laughing is an allover body workout:  100 big belly laughs can equal up to 15 minutes on a stationary bike.

Laughter also boosts your immune system:  Laughing helps the levels of disease and virus fighting cells in your body increase.

Spending time with friends helps you chill:  Bonding with other people when  stressed out triggers the release of calm-inducing chemical oxytocin in your body.

Happy hour is good for your heart:  A glass of red wine a day can lower your heart disease risk by more than 20 percent.

Talking to friends wards off depression:  People can experience up to 72 percent remission of depression when hanging out with friends.

Information provided by Redbook.


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