There are numerous reasons why they say that laughter is the best medicine and the best reason of all, is that it costs absolutely nothing.
The science behind the healing powers of laughter
Laughter relaxes your entire body
Adults have a lot of stress to deal with in their daily lives, leaving them tense, moody, and with little motivation to be with others. Have a good belly laugh. Your stress will leave your body as if by magic and you will feel great for at least 45 minutes after.
A good laugh will give your immune system a boost
Laughter increases your body's infection-fighting antibodies and immune cells, making your body better equipped for fighting diseases.
Endorphins are released when you laugh
Endorphins are those "feel good" chemicals produced naturally by the body. Every time you laugh, more of these chemicals are released, giving you the overall feeling that life is great.
Laughter provides protection for your heart
Laughter reduces your chances of having a heart attack and suffering other heart-related problems by improving blood vessel functionality and increasing the flow of blood in your body.
Having a good laugh can help you to lose weight
Sure, it's not as effective as spending a couple of hours in the gym, but it's a great and fun way to burn calories. Studies show that 10 to 15 minutes of laughter a day can burn about 40 calories, which is enough to lose about three to four kilograms a year.
Laugh your anger away
Conflict and anger disappear quickly if you can see the funny side of things and have a good laugh with the person you are arguing with. It also helps a lot to move on with your life, forget about resentment and bitterness and not hold any grudges.
The list of benefits of laughing is lengthy, with one of the best ones being that it could perhaps add a few years onto your life. Don't lose out. Laugh loud, laugh a lot, and change your life for the better, forever.
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