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the best medicine: LAUGHING

Posted on: July 26, 2012

 

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF LAUGHING

LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

▪ Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
▪ Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
▪ Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
▪ Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

1. PHYSICAL HEALTH BENEFITS
▪ Boosts immunity
▪ Lowers stress hormones
▪ Decreases pain
▪ Relaxes your muscles
▪ Prevents heart disease

2. MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS
▪ Adds joy and zest to life
▪ Eases anxiety and fear
▪ Relieves stress
▪ Improves mood
▪ Enhances resilience

3. SOCIAL HEALTH BENEFITS
▪ Strengthens relationships
▪ Attracts others to us
▪ Enhances teamwork
▪ Helps defuse conflict
▪ Promotes group bonding

LAUGHTER THERAPY

▪ It has been medically proved that laughter actually speeds the body’s recovery process.
▪ Just like negative thoughts and unhappiness can make you fall sick, positive emotions can counter the effect and restore good health.
▪ Besides, endorphins are great pain relievers. Laughter lets them loose in your body. In fact, they work better than equal doses of morphine.
▪ Laughter therapy isn’t complicated-just laugh away your blues and you’ll be fine.

THE BIGGEST BENEFIT? NO SIDE EFFECTS.

The conclusion? Laughter is the best medicine, together with Nutrition. 🙂

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4 Responses to "the best medicine: LAUGHING"

Just wonderful. A very good blog and I agree!

thank you.

being able to laugh is a critical indicator of mental wellness

I am happy to report that I laugh every day

Me too as often as I can!

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