The Benefits of Laughter
10 Reasons You Should Laugh More Often
You have probably heard that laughter is good for the soul and even for your health. Well here are 10 excellent reasons you should drop everything and laugh right now!
1. Laughter creates happy feelings:
Laughter releases endorphins which give a happy feeling. Depressed? Sad? Laughter may provide you with a temporary cure.
2. Laughter is attractive:
When you laugh, people are actually drawn to you. You appear happier and healthier.
3. Laughter defuses anger and tension:
Have you ever tried telling a joke in a tense situation? Try it! Laughing eases anger by giving a much needed break. It can also help you shift gears and see a situation with a fresh point of view.
4. Laughter is good for your heart:
Believe it or not, laughter increases your blood flow. This improves the health of your blood vessels, heart and overall cardiovascular system.
5. Laughter relieves stress:
Endorphins are also a natural stress reliever. Taking a break to laugh during your day can lessen the stress of your overall day.
6. Laughter reduces pain:
Laughter reduces pain: Laughing releases natural painkillers in your body. It really IS the best medicine!
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7. Laughter strengthens relationships:
Laughing helps create and maintain bonds. Laughing with friends, family, coworkers and spouses insures your relationships will remain positive and enjoyable.
8. Laughter creates lasting memories:
If you think back, many of the memories you hold on to, are funny. Laughing means that you are having a good time and good times mean good memories.
9. Laughter is universal:
In my travels, I have always been surprised and over joyed by the universality of laughter. Driving in a cab in Cairo, Egypt, my driver and I bonded over laughter. We watched the crazy moves of other drivers and simply communicated through our laughter. No matter where you are, funny is funny.
10. Laughter is FREE!:
That’s right. There are still many free things you can do to enjoy your time. So laugh as much as you can as hard as you can TODAY!
- Health: Laughter as Cure
Humor was was once badly criticized in parts of the medical profession and only bullyism and academics were respected. Times have changed for the better. Medical Students at many Universities in America are now trained in how to be funny.
- Beating Depression with Laughter
By Dexter Yarbrough. Laughter can reduce depression? Absolutely. The importance of laughter in our lives can help us to be happy and calm. Does this make any sense to you? It does to me.