WHY LAUGHING IS GOOD FOR YOU
Added on: 14th May 2015
LAUGHTER HELPS IMPROVE SLEEP
Japanese researchers found that laughing in the evening encourages
the body to produce more melatonin (the hormone released by the
brain at sleep onset).
LAUGHTER HELPS PEOPLE IMPROVE THEIR COPING SKILLS
A good laughter causes the brain to release stress relieving
endorphins which increases people’s ability to cope with stressful situations.
LAUGHTER HELPS A PERSON LEARN HOW TO MANAGE PAIN
Researchers at the University of Oxford found that laughter plays
a significant role in increasing a person’s pain tolerance by
encouraging the body to release the feel-good chemical endorphin.
LAUGHTER PROVIDES ANOTHER FORM OF
Laughing can actually be a form of exercise, too. Laughing exercises
the diaphragm, shoulders and abdomen (however, don’t quit your gym
membership in exchange for a “Laugh-your-self-into-great-shape” plan).
LAUGHTER MAKES YOU MORE ATTRACTIVE
Research has shown that laughing increases your attractiveness.
Not surprising research also shows that it’s easier for a person
to “score” if the person is witty and funny.
LAUGHTER HELPS REDUCE AGGRESSION
Laughter is said to be like a hypothetical knife that cuts tension from
a room and allows people to relax. As laughter helps reduce the levels
of stress hormones in the body and relax the muscles, it helps people
become calmer and less aggressive.
LAUGHTER ENERGIZES ORGANS
As laughter improves blood flow, controls stress hormones and
provides a burst of exercise, it conveys a wake-up call to body organs
such as the heart, brain and lungs and stimulates them into action.
LAUGHTER FACILITATES DIGESTION
Research shows that laughter facilitates digestion and serves as
therapy that can help alleviate irritable bowel syndrome.