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5 Impressive Benefits of Laughter

Health News June 3, 2017

Most of us have know the old adage, “laughter is the best medicine”. Well, this is not just a saying, researchers have found that there are true benefits to adding more laughter into your life. Often spending time with really good friends is a way to laugh more, movies that you adore can make you laugh, even a funny song. Let it all go, if you feel that funny feeling in your gut, laugh it out, you’ll feel a whole lot better. Laughter can lift moods when you’re down and you can’t figure out why, or it’s simply a cloudy day and you needed a little sun, laughter can take the place of your sunshine. Laughter is very powerful and here we offer you 5 very impressive reasons why you should consciously add more laughter to your every day life.

1. Reducing Stress Hormones

Laughter has been proven to reduce the amount of stress hormones in the body, which is healthy for a lot of reasons. Stress aggravates many other diseases or illnesses you may have and it is also a trigger for weight gain. So if you can bring in the peace by laughing more or finding a bit more joy in your life, then do so.

2. Laughter Increases Endorphines

On the other side of the hormonal spectrum, laughter increases hormones that benefit your health. These hormones are called endorphines and they lift your spirits naturally. Endorphines also cause a higher tolerance of pain, which is great for those with chronic pain or those who suffer with migraine headaches, for example.

3. Laughter is a Natural Form of Exercise

Yes, laughter, can be unexpected exercise. For a good belly laugh, it requires a lot of muscle groups to go into action. The abdominal muscles are most affected by what they call, ” a good guffaw”. So laugh your way to a more muscular, healthier you.

4. May Improve Your Blood Pressure

Though a hearty laugh may temporarily raise the blood pressure , particularly of those who suffer from hypertension, studies confirm that once the laughter is over, the blood pressure drops lower than the previously existing blood pressure. So for those suffering from hypertension, the lessening of stress and a hearty laugh, along with meds your physician may subscribe, can offer you a healthier blood pressure level.

5. Improves Memory

This is really great news, particularly if you’re getting into the golden years of life, because laughter may even help with memory loss. Laughter has been proven to improve your brain’s functions along with improving memory. Connections that are created in the brain during learning can be widened or increased when it is attached to an emotional response, such as laughter. This is called creating linkages in the brain between an event and an emotion, thereby causing the event and other events attached to it, more memorable.

There are many more benefits to laughing more, but one that is highly important, that everyone can benefit from, is that laughter lifts our spirits and causes us to think more positively in general. And that alone is a great result from which to benefit, while you become emotionally and physically healthier.

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