10 Proven Ways to Help Boost the Immune System

10. Laugh more to help boost your immune system

When people say, “laughter is the best medicine” they really aren’t kidding- laughing doesn’t just heal a broken heart, it also helps to boost your immune system. While there really is no way to force yourself to laugh, just have fun with friends and do things that make you happy.

What it does: As has been said again and again, stress is bad for you. However, laughter can be a powerful antidote to the effects of stress. Studies have shown that laughter and humor significantly increases concentrations of certain antibodies in your body that protect against infections. Laughter has also been reported to increase the presence of cells that attack cancer cells and other virally infected cells- increasing the effectiveness of the immune system.[10]

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About The Author:

Deepti Varathan is a writer specializing in psychology and neuroscience. She is passionate about modern medicine and finding other therapeutic techniques, and how both of these affect the developing brain. Deepti works for CogniFit, a major vendor in cognitive assessments and neuroscientific brain training programs.

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