Benefits of laughter

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6th September, 2015 02:55:24 printer

Benefits of laughter

Laughing is the key component to stay happy and lead a healthy lifestyle. So, one should laugh alot to stay healthy. Going by an old saying which says that laughter is the best medicine, it is also the best form of exercise which can be done easily.


Laughing is an excellent way to relieve physical or emotional stresses or discomfort. It is also one of the most commonly used complementary therapies among deadly disease, cancer patients.


Laughing not only binds people together, increases happiness but also promotes many health benefits.


Many may not be aware of the benefits of laughing, so we noted down few points on how it helps in keeping one fit:


Reduces stress


Laughing is the best way to release stress as it reduces certain stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. After a day of hard work and stress at work, one should laugh alot to relieve the physical tension and stress. So, try doing it and see the effects!


Releases endorphins


Laughing releases a hormone called endorphins which makes us happy and lowers stress levels. Endorphins also act as the body’s natural pain killers and help ease chronic pain.


Tones Abs


Want toned abs? Then, start laughing as it helps you to do exactly that. While laughing, the muscles in your stomach expand and contract, similar to when you intentionally exercise for abs.


Lowers blood pressure


Start laughing even when you don't want to because it helps in lowering blood pressure. Low blood pressure means less risk of strokes and heart attacks. So, giggle alot!


Prevents heart attack


Laughing is the best cardio exercise to those who cannot do any physical activity due to injury or illness. It improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow which help protect you against heart attack. Laugh out loud to prevent heart disease!


Brings positivity


One of the best benefits of laughing is that it has a positive effect on our lives and avert the negatives of life that could lead to depression. Have a hearty laugh every single day to bring more positivity in life.


So, go ahead and laugh your heart out!