A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. It’s fun to share a good laugh. But did you know it can actually improve your health? It’s true: laughter is a strong medicine. As children, we used to laugh hundreds of times a day, but as adults life tends to be more stressful and busy. Nothing works faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh.The bestpart is, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and available anywhere, anytime.Laughter is good for your overall health.
Laughter relaxes the whole body.
A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes afterwards.
Laughter boosts the 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 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.
Laughter burns calories.
One study found that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn about 40 calories—which could be enough to lose three or four pounds over the course of a year.
Laughter may even help you to live longer.
A study found that people with a strong sense of humor outlived those who don’t laugh as much. The difference was particularly notable for those battling cancer.