7 Health Benefits of Laughter
We all know how great it makes us feel when we have a good laugh, or even a giggle. Did you know that there are proven health benefits to laughing? See seven reason’s why laughter is the best medicine.
1. It lowers blood pressure
Reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack.
2. Reduces stress hormone levels
Cutting the anxiety and stress that impacts your body and may result in higher immune system performance.
3. Works your abs
When you laugh, the muscles in your stomach expand and contract, similar when you intentionally exercise your abs.
4. Improves cardiac health
It gets your heart pumping and burns a similar number of calories per hour as walking at a slow moderate pace.
5. Boosts T-Cells
T-cells are specialized immune system cells just waiting in your body for activation. When you laugh you activate T-cells that immediately begin to help you fight off sickness.
6. Triggers the release of Endorphins
Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers. Laughing releases endorphins, which can help ease chronic pain and make you feel good all over.
7. Produces a general sense of well-being
Laughter can increase your overall sense of well-being. Doctors have found that people who have a positive outlook on life tend to fight diseases better than people who tend to be more negative.
Smile, laugh and live long.
Joke: My teacher pointed at me with her ruler and said that at the end of this ruler is dumb. I got detention after asking, “Which end?”
(1) Gaiam: AuthorE.C. La Meaux