Here’s why it’s good to shed tears once in a while

Research has found that in addition to being self-soothing, shedding emotional tears releases oxytocin and endorphins. These chemicals make people feel good and may also ease both physical and emotional pain. In this way, crying can help reduce pain and promote a sense of well-being

Here’s why it’s good to shed tears once in a whileCrying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. But does crying have any health benefits? This article explores why people cry and what health benefits crying may have. Why do people cry? Humans produce three types of tears: Basal: The tear ducts constantly secrete basal tears, […]

Why cycling to work is a good idea to beat stress

Compared with employees who travelled to work by car, those who cycled to work reported much lower stress levels within 45 minutes of arrival

Why cycling to work is a good idea to beat stressResearchers from Concordia University in Canada found that individuals who cycled to work reported feeling less stressed, compared with people who travelled to work by car. Lead study author Stéphane Brutus, of the John Molson School of Business at Concordia, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. Excessive […]

How does laughter affect the brain and cause social bonding in humans

The researchers found that the social laughter condition led to a significant increase in endorphin release in the thalamus, caudate nucleus, and anterior insula regions of the brain. These are brain regions that play a role in arousal and emotional awareness

How does laughter affect the brain and cause social bonding in humansResearchers from Finland and the United Kingdom found that social laughter triggers the release of endorphins – often referred to as “feel good hormones” – in brain regions responsible for arousal and emotion. Endorphins are peptides that interact with opioid receptors in the brain to help relieve pain and trigger feelings of pleasure. What is […]