Laughter is a powerful medicine!
Everyone should be taking advantage of laughter. It is a powerful medicine that reduces stress, boosts immunity, helps the heart, and builds confidence.
Laughter improves the humour and reduces stress. When you have a lot of work or just a difficult day, a joke or a funny story can improve your mood tremendously. Happiness depends on the way people react to the events and so it is better to use laughter when you get through difficult times. All the drama and problems seem worse in real-time so it is advisable to look at the events in perspective.
Laughter stimulates your immunity and cures. It injects disease-fighting powers in the immune system that help you stay healthy and energetic. Furthermore, it reduces blood pressure and improves blood flow which lessens the risk of a stroke or heart attack. Laughing wakes up the body and helps you feel energized and refreshed by increasing oxygen intake.
When laughter is incorporated into a physical activity program, it could improve elder adults’ mental health, endurance, and confidence, shows a study by Georgia State University.
Laughter increases connection with others. It triggers the release of endorphins in the brain which are hormones that cause euphoria, calmness, and stress reduction. Once laughter increases endorphin levels, so do the feelings of closeness and connection between the people who are laughing together.
Laughter burns calories by raising your heart rate. Fifteen minutes of laughter can burn about 10-40 calories, shows a study of the International Journal of Obesity.
Laughter boosts confidence. Confident people are able to laugh at themselves. Search for the humor or irony in the situation. Learning to do that will help you improvise in difficult situations and minimize stress and damage. If the source of stress is not something you will remember in the future, then it is really no threat.
Laugh and just be happy and healthy!