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What’s the deal with... LAUGHTER THERAPY?

With sessions said to bring benefits from boosting creativity to lowering pain, healthy asks: could this really be the best medicine?
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We all love a good giggle, but the benefits of chuckling, as it turns out, are no mere laughing matter. Research into laughter as therapy has been taking place for nearly 40 years and a heartfelt chortle does far more than just momentarily increase your happiness levels – it has proven benefits, ranging from easing stress and reducing physical pain to increasing lung capacity and boosting creativity.

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This issue, healthy is packed with expert know-how and inspirational ideas to keep your wellness on track throughout late summer. Meet the winner of our nationwide Face of healthy competition: we’ve picked a real-life beauty to be our cover star. We’ve also explored what it means to #Loveorganic in the real world, including how and when to buy organic produce. Plus, we’ve hunted far and wide for 33 tempting eat-well ideas for you to experiment with. Restore your balance and wellbeing with your digital issue of healthy.

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