The Sun – 09 September 2014 – Laugh your cares away

One in five of us is anxious and stressed – with cash and work worries mainly to blame. A report by insurer Aviva also found that middle-aged people are more likely to be grumpy than any other age group, with nearly half of 45 to 55 year olds fed up. So if you are sick of the daily grind, here are six simple ways to turn your frown upside down.


Laughter is proven to relieve stress and triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates….

Have a nap

Getting enough sleep is proven to make you happier – and happier people have better sleep, say scientists at Cornell University…

Get your heart pumping

Just a simple walk to raise the heart rate could be enough to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol…

Sit at the dinner table

“Eating can be a very stimulating experience. Dining at the table and talking with your friends and family during meals times will also make you happier” says Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma from Nightingale Hospital.

Get down and dirty

Sex is a proven stress buster – the more you do it, the happier it will make you…

Top up on Vitamin D

Researchers have noted a connection between vitamin D deficiency and mental health problems…

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