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Healthy Living Week 2023

Laughter Yoga - Civic Centre of Custóias


Photos: União das Freguesias Custóias, Leça do Balio e Guifões

Health and well-being go hand in hand with happiness. Therefore, as part of the Healthy Living Week activities, a Laughter Yoga class was held on 2 May, at the Custóias Civic Centre. It is known that laughter strengthens the heart, improves breathing and promotes muscle activation, while boosting the natural release of endorphins, which make us feel good, of dopamine, which lifts our spirits, and of adrenaline, which awakens us and makes us more receptive and creative. This session was streamlined by the Mais de Perto project, which results from the partnership established between the Local Health Unit of Matosinhos and the Matosinhos City Hall, which streamlines a series of group activities for people diagnosed with mental health pathologies, such as anxiety, depression or severe mental illness.

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