When was the last time you had a hearty laughter? If it was either recently or a while ago, then you must try to do it more often. This is because laughter adds immense benefit to our health.
Study about how laughter helps in our well-being was started by Harvard University in the 1970s and then all the renowned universities of the world seconded it.
So, how it is that something as basic as laughter adds to the wellness of the body?
- Firstly, laughter helps us to destress. It is an open secret that we are leading a stressful life. Being glued to our computer screens and, fighting traffic and pollution throughout the day is bound to exert immense mental or physical pressure on us. Laughter induces secretion of stress-relieving hormones like cortisol and epinephrine. So, good hearty laugh can relieve us from the excessive pressure we experience.
- Laughter also increases the blood flow in our body due to which our body gets more oxygen supply and eventually developour health.
- It helps in improving our cardiovascular muscles and thus keeps our heart healthy.
- Laughter stimulates the production of Endorphins, the same hormone that is naturally produced in response to pain. It is proved that people who engage in laughter sessions more often are likely to resist any sort of chronic pain.
- Laughter is a great anti-depressant. It lifts your mood and make you happy. That is why laughter sessions form a crucial part of the therapy of patients suffering from deadly diseases like Cancer.
- Laughter has been proved to calm our mind in situations that intrigues fear, tension, mental irritation of any kind or even anger.
- We are always impressed by a person with a good sense humor. Why is that? Because our body absorbs the positivity emitted by his wit or humor.
- Laughter develops bond between people, it aids to resolve conflicts and it also helps in developing self-confidence. If you can laugh out loud at your own self, then no critical situation can back you down.
- It has been found that, laughter boosts our immunity system, controls our blood pressure and even relaxes our mind.
So many benefits can be gained just from one activity, and the most wonderful part is that we do not have to bear any cost for making it a part of our day-to-day life.
It is interesting to know that our brain cannot differentiate between spontaneous laughter and forced laughter. Therefore, self-induced laughter would give you same result as the spontaneous one.Get engaged to small laughter sessions today to spread happiness and positivity, and to make your surrounding a peaceful abode for a healthy body and mind.