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We’ve all heard the old adage that “laughter is the best medicine,” but could it possibly be true?

Well, no, technically medicine is still the best medicine, but laughing still has a surprisingly wide range of health benefits.

Why is Laughter So Good for the Body?

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Laughter Relaxes the Whole Body

A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

 

Laughter Boosts the Immune System

It 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 Protects the Heart 

Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Mental Benefits of Laughter

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Research has shown that intentionally producing smiles and laughter moves brain activity towards spontaneous happiness.

And the link between improved mental and health and laughing doesn’t end there.

Laughter Dissolves Distressing Emotions

You can’t feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing.

 

Laughter Improves Your Ability to Relax and Recharge

Laughing reduces stress and increases energy, enabling you to stay focused and accomplish more during your day.

 

Humor Shifts Perspective

Allowing you to see situations in a more realistic and less threatening light. A humorous perspective can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Social Benefits of Laughter

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Improve your relationships and your health through the healing power of laughter.

Be More Spontaneous

Humor gets you out of your head and away from your troublesome thoughts.

 

Let Go of Defensiveness

Laughter helps you forget judgments, criticisms, and doubts.

 

Release Inhibitions

Your fears and self-conscious tendencies are set aside as you cease constantly holding back.

 

Express Your True Feelings

Deeply felt emotions are allowed to rise to the surface and be expressed naturally.

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