Benefits Of Laughter On Your Health

Are You Aware Of The Benefits Of Laughter On Your Health?

Laugh until your belly hurtsHave you ever laughed until your belly hurt, or until you got teary-eyed, or you could hardly breathe?

Don’t worry, no harm will come to you or your body. In fact, you may be even doing your health a lot of good.

That’s not all. There are many health benefits to laughing. You can actually give up those stress relieving medications or health boosters.

Laughing a few times a day actually will take their place.

In What Ways Does Laughing Benefit You?

Laughter release endorphins into your blood.Laughter activates the release of substances called endorphins into your blood. This substance, as it traverses your veins and goes through your body and your brain, is what causes that relaxing, happy, overflowing feeling when you laugh, and makes you want to laugh more.

Laughing doesn’t just make you happy; it’s good for your mental health as well.

It lowers blood pressure. First, blood pressure rises when you start to laugh, then it goes down below the normal level.

When you laugh, your tendency is also to take in a lot of air, and with it, oxygen, which gets into your blood and feed your body.

Oxygen is good because it stimulates the circulation of blood and the processes of your body.

Laughter also increases heart and pulse rate, and reduces stress. Increased heart and pulse rates (within normal levels) keep your body organs active and your body more energized.

These also help you be more focused, which facilitates learning and knowledge acquisition.

Laughing strengthens the heart. When you are always stressed, fats and cholesterol in the heart and the arteries accumulate faster.

Laughing strengthens the heartLaughter, by reducing stress, helps prevent the buildup of fats and cholesterol, and makes the heart stronger and keeps it in a more healthy condition, thus lessening the likelihood of having a heart attack.

Along with reducing stress, laughing will lower your blood sugar levels as well. Having a blood sugar level that is too high contributes to diabetes and obesity along with other health conditions.

Laughter As An Exercise

Laughing also has an effect on you physically. It does a lot of good to your body by the bending and stretching movements your body does while you laugh.

Laughter As An Exercise

And since you inhale and exhale air a lot while laughing, you take in a lot of oxygen and release waste carbon dioxide.

This air exchange has the effect of conditioning your muscles and body organs similar to the effect of an actual physical workout.

‘Laughter yoga’ is another form of exercise that makes use of laughter as the main stimulating agent.

The method also includes physical positions and postures but the main object is to make the participants laugh and therefore benefit from the positive effects of laughter.

How Laughter Helps Your Mental Health

Laughter Helps Your Mental HealthLaughing is one good way to relieve yourself of the mental pressures and emotional stress that you are often subjected to everyday.

Laughter lifts your spirit and helps you handle life’s challenges more positively, and more competently.

When you get to the point where you are laughing hysterically you’ll get a sense of relief and feel more relaxed.

Laughter is also a good way for families to be able to handle common problems and face difficult times.

Laugh and be happyFamilies that are able to laugh together, even in the face of troubles (like a death in the family, a sickness, or financial problems) are able to discuss matters together, understand one another, and find solutions acceptable to all better.

Laugh Everyday

Along with healthy food, exercise, and natural air and sunshine, laughter is probably one of the least expensive and most effective ‘medicines’ for good health – mental, physical and emotional.

And it certainly is the most enjoyable of all!






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