Laughter Is The Best Medicine

“Recent research shows that laughter can produce the same health benefits as physical exercise.” “Laughter is the best medicine” is a phrase that dates back to biblical times as an old Proverb and it’s still widely used today all over the world. That’s because it’s true! Let’s take a look at what happens inside your body, mind and spirit when you laugh. Laughter relaxes your entire body. A good, hearty laugh relieves your physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 30 minutes after. Laughter boosts your immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Laughter can reduce chronic pain. Medical studies have shown that 10 minutes of laughter can diminish chronic pain for up to 2 hours. Laughter can improve your creativity. You can face challenges with more perspective with a good sense of humor.  This leads to more creative problem solving. Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use. It’s true; studies have...

Laughing Proves As Effective As Exercise

“Recent research shows that laughter can produce the same health benefits as physical exercise.” The benefits of laughter are on many levels, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Physically, it is an aerobic exercise, 100 laughs equal 10 minutes of rowing and it gives our internal organs a massage. Deep breathing oxygenates the blood.  One of the benefits is that laughter puts the members in a positive frame of mind and gradually makes them positive thinkers. 5 Laughter Yoga Exercises to Release Stress Argument Laughter – Voice your discontent in laughter sounds only, you can be as passionate as you’d like and point fingers if you want, just don’t hit anything or anybody. Credit Card Bill Laughter – Open an imaginary credit card bill and burst out laughing the second you look at what’s inside. Electric Shock Laughter – Imagine that everything and everybody you touch gives you a shock of static electricity. Jump backward and laugh each time it happens (make it happen a lot). I Don’t Know Why I Am Laughing – Fake laugh is fine and shrug your shoulders and make a huge smile as you look at yourself in a mirror or anybody else who might be there and try to convey the message with your eyes and body language “I absolutely don’t know why I am laughing”. No Money Laughter – Laugh as turn your pockets inside out looking for money that isn’t there. In Addition – “Rigorous laughter can burn 400 calories per hour – more than walking and cycling combined,” claims Francine Shore of New York City’s Grabbagiraffe Laughter Club. But those would...

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