We enjoy a good laugh and there is no doubt about that. But beyond the fun in laughing, there are several health benefits linked with it.
Many studies have confirmed that laughter can reduce blood pressure, alleviate pain and stress, and engender a stronger immunity system. Yeah! Laughter can really improve the body’s immunity system.
You may ask how? Whenever you laugh, some molecules are automatically released in the brain and these molecules are made to fight stress and diseases in the body.
Also, endorphin which is the body’s natural analgesia that makes us feel good are equally released into the body whenever we laugh.
When the endorphin is released into your body, you will begin to experience a sense of serenity or well-being and even it can make you temporarily forget any pain you might be having at the very moment.
Laugher can aid your blood vessels to work properly, and hence, improving blood flow. An improved blood flow shows that your heart is functioning properly and is protected from heart attack and other cardiovascular disorders.
Laughter is also help you burn some calories. Although laughter should NOT replace excercise, yet study had shown that when you laugh for about 10-15 minutes daily, you might burn about 40-50 calories which could mean losing about 3 or 4 pounds in a year. That’s, laughter is therapeutic for over weight!
Laughter equally improves your mental health. It swallows up anger, bitterness and resentment. It improves your mood, fosters happiness/joy and liveliness, relieves anxiety and strengthens resilience! These improved mental and emotional status helps to strengthen your relationship with people and family, encourage teamwork and attract people to you always.
A current research done in Norway confirmed that people with a strong sense of humour outlived those who don’t usually laugh as much. The difference was profoundly notable for those suffering cancer. Indeed, laughter is the best medicine.
Conclusively, it does not cost you anything to laugh: laughter is cheap. It is a potent medicine for us all. Laugh now and laugh always. May God equip with passion to laugh despite all odds of life.
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