Health Benefits of Laughter and Humor
- By: Tiana Rodrigues / Comments : 0
They say ‘laughter is the best medicine’ and they say it right. There are scientific reasons behind this belief and it all stands true. Laughter and humor plays a strong role in improving your physical, mental and social well-being.
While we were kids, our laughter knew no bounds, but the same laughter becomes a rare affair when we grow up. Don’t let the harshness of this world take over your happiness and laughter. There are innumerable benefits of humor which are listed below.
Laughter reduces the stress hormones and increases the immune cells. It also upsurges infection-fighting antibodies, thereby enhancing your resistance to illnesses.
Studies have shown 10-15mins laughter a day can burn upto 40 calories – which makes for 3-4 pounds over a period of one year. This doesn’t mean we don’t need to hit the gym or indulge in any other fitness activities – laughter is not a replacement to anything else. It just helps in your fitness endeavors.
Helps You Feel Good
Laughter releases feel good hormones called endorphins, bringing you an overall sense of well-being and temporarily relieves pain.
The best way to withdraw anger and conflict is by sharing laughter with your loved ones – can be your friends, family or colleagues. It helps you take things lightly and shifts your perspective, letting you see situations in a more realistic way.
A happy face is contagious. Laughter draws you closer to others, making you likeable. This enhances your confidence and allows you to share a healthy relationship with everyone.
Ways to inculcate laughter and humor in your life
Watch a funny movie
It’s the Netflix generation. All your favorite movies, shows are just a click away. Pick up a light and funny movie and let the endorphins be triggered.
Spend time with kids
Kids are the most innocent and beautiful beings of mankind. Goofing around with them for a few minutes would take you away from all your stress and worries.
Read a funny book
Reading is one of the most productive activities you can indulge in. And when it’s clubbed with humor, it brings you good mental, physical and emotional well-being.
Share your funny experiences with your friends
There’s always a funny and hilarious experience you encounter, so why not share it with your friends and share a hearty laughter together? It goes a long way in making you feel better and healthier.
Game night with friends
Take out those play stations or board games, order some comfort food and bring in your gang together to enjoy a game night either indoors or at a gaming club. Put off your social media and have some real-time fun.
Surround yourself with positive people
Spend time and be with positive and happy souls. Don’t let any negative vibes kill your optimism and self-confidence.
Find your inner child
Don’t stop doing things you love which makes you happy. Let your inner child be alive forever. Play those childhood games, crack silly jokes and let yourself loose. It keeps you happy and healthy – physically, emotionally and mentally.
Ensure to give yourself a doze of laughter everyday – because Laughter A Day Keeps All Your Stress Away!
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