Side-splitting humor isn’t painful. The benefits of giving yourself over to a hearty guffaw stretch from head to toe. Not only can a case of the giggles boost mood by stimulating the brain to release endorphins: Laughter can also bolster our immune systems, raise our pain tolerance, and strengthen relationships. Did we mention it may also make you more desirable in the eyes of potential mates? So go ahead, watch that hilarious YouTube video. And if anyone asks why you’re doubled over, tell ‘em you’re doing it for your health.

The Takeaway: Get your giggle on. Your entire body will thank you.

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