Why should you laugh more? What are the benefits from laughing?
1. Lowers your blood pressure!
No one likes to find out that they have high blood pressure. Therefore why not reduce the risk of having high blood pressure and laugh more. It is proven that people who lower their blood pressure, even those who start at normal levels, will reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack. So whatever makes you giggle and have a good laugh. Get lowing your blood pressure now as you laugh because low blood pressure is one of the benefits from laughing.
2. Reduces stress hormone levels.
By reducing the level of stress hormones, you’re simultaneously cutting the anxiety and stress that impacts your body. Scientists have known and proved that elevated stress levels interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, and many more illnesses which can become life threatening. However, if you laugh. The reduction of stress hormones will increase and this may result in higher immune system performance.
3. Work your abs
Too lazy for the gym but you are always up for a laugh. One of the benefits from laughing is that it can help you tone your abs. When you are laughing, Your body’s automatic response is to cause the muscles in your stomach to expand and contract, which is somewhat similar to when you intentionally exercise your abs. Meanwhile, the muscles you are not using to laugh are getting an opportunity to relax and we all like relaxing. Why not try adding laughter to your gym/home routine and make getting a toned tummy more enjoyable.
4. Improves cardiac health
Feeling unfit and out of breath, improvements in your cardiac health is one of the benefits from laughing. Laughter is an amazing cardio workout, especially for those who just do not want to hop on that treadmill or go for a jog due to injury, illness or laziness. It will get your heart pumping and burns around the similar amount of calories per hour as walking at a slow to moderate pace. So, laugh your heart into a healthy heart.
5. Boosts T-Cells.
T-cells are specialised immune system cells just waiting in your body for activation. When you laugh, you activate T-cells that immediately begin to help you fight off sickness. Next time you feel a cold coming on, add chuckling to your illness prevention plan.
6. Triggers the release of endorphins
Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers. By laughing, you can release endorphins, which can help ease chronic pain and make you feel good all over.
7. Produces a general sense of well-being
Laughter can increase your overall sense of well-being. Doctors have found that people who have a positive outlook on life tend to fight diseases better than people who tend to be more negative. So smile, laugh, and live longer!