Why Laughing Is Good For You
Good For The Lungs
I have heard for many years that laughing is good for your lungs, and good for your health. I have also heard sermons preached on laughing. Can you believe that? I can. Laughing is great medicine. A good hearty laugh is great for reducing stress, ever thought of laughing as a stress reliever. Laughing releases endorphins in the brain, which are the body's stress-reliever hormone. Did you know a good hearty laugh can burn calories? Yep, sure does. Laughing is great exercise for your lungs due to it helps the lungs into oxygen, and then exhale. Laughter increase oxygen into the blood which travels throughout the body which flows healthy oxygen rich blood to all of our organs, and cells.
Makes You Feel Good
Aside from the wonderful health benefits of laughing, laughing just makes you feel so darn good. If you were upset about something, and someone makes you laugh, you will forget for a moment what you were upset about. While you're laughing it does give you an optimistic feeling because of the endorphins being released in your body.
Laughing boost your immune system by increasing your T-cells, these are the body helper cells which help to fight off free radicals in the body.
There is a proverb that says laughter does you good like medicine
My mom use to live next door to a woman who every evening she watched DVD's of funny movies, and my mom would hear her laughing (true story) for 2 - 3 hours. Of course not non-stop, what is interesting about this woman she never left her apartment much because of health situations. This was about 3 years ago now this same woman has started working a part-time job, purchased a vehicle, and does not need as much assistance as she did before. I want to make it clear that I am not claiming that her laughing is 100% the reason for her improvement in her health.
But it is interesting how consistantly she used laughter every single day, and now her life has totally changed. It does give good food for thought.
Benefits of Laughing
- Improves your breathing
- Helps lower your blood pressure
- Helps you digest your food
- Improves your breathing
- Reduces Stress
- Releases endorphins
- Reduces depression
- Internal exercise (the belly)
- Relaxes your shoulders
- Makes you feel good
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