REASONS WHY LAUGHING IS GOOD FOR YOU
Added on: 28th Feb 2015
LAUGHTER EASES AND RELAXES MUSCLE TENSION
Laughing has the ability to ease tension by relaxing the muscles
throughout the body, particularly the muscles of the face, neck,
shoulder and abdomen. When laughter is uncontrolled, this creates
a convulsive reaction that helps loosen muscular tension and
LAUGHTER REDUCES THE LEVEL OF STRESS
HORMONES IN THE BODY
People who love laughing have lower levels of stress hormones such
as cortisol, and epinephrine. As the levels of these hormones decrease,
the body becomes more relaxed and feels not just physically but also
LAUGHTER INCREASES HGH
Loma Linda University researchers found that even anticipating a
good laugh produced an increase in HGH (an anti-aging hormone)
of as much as 87%.
AN ALLY AGAINST HEART DISEASE
By reviving blood circulation and increasing oxygenation of the blood,
laughter is considered to be a powerful ally in the fight against
LAUGHING IMPROVES BLOOD FLOW
In a study conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Centre,
the results indicated that laughter seemed to cause the endothelium
(tissue that composes the lining of blood vessels) to expand,
allowing for better blood flow.
LAUGHTER PROTECTS THE HEART
In another study conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Centre
a correlation was demonstrated between people who laugh often
and overall heart health. The researchers found that people with
heart disease were 40% less likely to laugh in a variety of situations
compared to people of the same age without heart disease.
LAUGHTER BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
According to the National Cancer Institute, laughter keeps the stress
hormones under control and aids immune system agents such as
the NK cells, lymphocytes, B cells, and T cells function optimally.
LAUGHTER HELPS YOU HEAL FASTER
Scientific research has suggested that by lowering our blood pressure,
boosting our immune functions, decreasing stress hormones, etc.,
laughter actually helps us recuperate faster from various ailments.
LAUGHTER HELPS LOWER BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
Laughter provides one of the best health benefits for diabetics.
In a 2012 study performed on 19 diabetic patients, it was
demonstrated that laughter helped suppress blood sugar levels by
ameliorating the postprandial (after eating a meal) glucose
excursion in the presence of insufficient insulin action.