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A good sense of humor can't cure all ailments. But embracing humor can help make stressful experiences, even cancer treatment and survival, more bearable. Research shows laughing can help improve your mood by reducing anxiety, depression, tension and stress. And humor can give you a sense of control during difficult times.

Laughing helps you physically relax. It triggers your brain to release mood-boosting chemicals that create pleasure and lessen pain.

You might not always feel like laughing. But try some of the following approaches, and reap the benefits of a little more laughter in your life.

Aug. 02, 2019