More than just brightening up your day, sharing a good laugh can actually improve your health.
The sound of laughter draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, strengthen your immune system, and diminish pain.
Life is not always funny but you should never stop to try to make yourself happy.
Laughter is a good thing. Scientists tell us that laughter, humor and joy are an important part of life.
Laughing lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, and increases muscle flexion. It increases the circulation of antibodies in the blood stream and makes us more resistant to infection.
As children, we used to laugh hundreds of times a day, but as adults life tends to be more serious and laughter more infrequent, and yes growing sucks.
Laughter is good for us physically, but that is just the beginning. Laughter is good for the soul. There is a holiness in laughter. Laughter brings us closer to each other – and there is something holy about people coming together. Laughter provides us a moment of grace and not like someone says happens in church.
Why is laughter the sweetest medicine for mind and body?
Nothing balances your nervous system faster than communicating face-to-face with another person. Add laughter to that communication and you have a powerful antidote to stress, anxiety, pain, and conflict.
Laughter Helps Us Stay Positive
Laughter can be an important tool for keeping our troubles in proportion, for realizing that things aren’t always as bad as we think they are. Laughter Keeps Things in Perspective in fact it helps us to transcend ourselves, and I need that help. Too often I take myself far too seriously. There is a danger of taking ourselves, our beliefs and our life too seriously.
Let me finish saying something I really didn’t know before writing this article, laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.