Can Humor And Laughter Boost Your Health?

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Laughter can increase blood circulation, boost immunity, aid muscle relaxation, reduce stress, enhance your intake of oxygen rich air, stimulate your heart, lungs and muscles. It also increases endorphin production (Happy hormone), breaks the pain-spasm cycle, helps you cope with difficult situations, reduces depression and improves your mood.

Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:

We change physiologically when we laugh. Some researchers think laughter just might be the best medicine, helping you feel better and boost your health. It can be like a mild workout and may offer some of the same advantages as a workout.

Benefits of Laughter

– Laughter appears to burn calories, a researcher from Vanderbilt University, conducted a small study in which he measured the amount of calories expended in laughing. It turned out that 10-15 minutes of laughter burned 50 calories.
– There are many extraordinary claims regarding the health benefits associated with humor. Humor and laughter can help you heal from almost any ailment from severe pain to heart diseases and even cancer.
– There are a few good studies that show health benefits of humor, especially in relation to stress. Humor and laughter are good for reducing stress.

Laughter’s Effects on the Body

Blood flow – It helps to increase blood circulation.

Immune response – Humor also helps boost your immune system, and may provide similar benefits as physical exercise.

Relaxation and Soothe tension – It can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.

Stimulate many organs – Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.

Relieve pain – It may ease pain by causing the body to produce its own natural painkillers. Laughter may also break the pain-spasm cycle common to some muscle disorders.

Increase personal satisfaction – It can also make it easier to cope with difficult situations. It also helps you connect with other people.

Improve your mood – Many people experience depression, sometimes due to chronic illnesses. Laughter can help lessen your depression and anxiety and make you feel happier.