5 Powerful Health Benefits of Laughter


The best times of our day is when we indulge in a good hearty laugh with our co-workers or friends. It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world which costs us absolutely nothing. Laughter breaks down walls, brings people together and establish connections which are for life. Everything from a slight giggle to a side-splitting guffaw can change the temperature of a room from chilly unfamiliarity to a warm family-like atmosphere.

It has been scientifically proved by researchers and world renowned doctors that more than just brightening up your day, sharing a good laugh can improve your health significantly. Let us look at 5 powerful benefits laughter has to offer:

Strengthens your immune system

Researchers have found that laughing improves the body’s natural defence mechanism by increasing the amount of immunoglobulins and antibody producing T cell’s in the body.

Laughter uplifts your mood and body

Tiring day? Feeling Exhausted? A laugh can provide you with a full-body wake-up call that will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. Laughing also boosts oxygen intake and release endorphins, the feel-good hormones that makes you cheerful.

Protects your heart

Regular laughter is like getting a gym membership for your heart, it is known to lower blood pressure than an average person. Laughter is a great cardio workout-it improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Amazing Stress Buster

Our fast-paced life can significantly increase the levels of cortisol in our body which may lead to disorders such as stress, depression and anxiety. Laughing reduces the level of stress hormones, and simultaneously cutting the anxiety and stress levels that impacts your body.

Best Weight Loss buddy

Laughing is can give you a full body workout as it raises your heart rate and caloric expenditure, resulting in about 10-40 calories burned over 15 minutes of laughter according to a recent study. Laughing is also known to tone your abs as a good belly laugh exercises the diaphragm and contracts the abs.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous shield against surmounting problems. Laughter is the sweetest medicine available for your body and mind; it enhances your relationships, and supports both physical and emotional health.

Experience it with laughter meditation in “Explore Joy within” workshops.

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