Learn Why a Good Laugh is Good For Your Health


A good belly laugh can not just make your day but studies show that it is also good for your health. Check out the article we found at Articles Mercola.

Laughing can trigger short-term as well as long-term positive effects in your body. You could also say there are physiological reasons why a good guffaw is good for you. It:

  • Stimulates your organs by forcing you to inhale more oxygen than when you’re just breathing, which automatically works your lungs and heart muscles.
  • Increases your endorphins, the “feel good” brain chemicals that flood your whole body with a feeling of lightness — sometimes even weakness.
  • Revs up your circulation and helps your blood vessels work better.
  • Gives you a psychological “bazinkle” to reduce your anxiety level and help you relax

Just as “negative internal dialogue” can surge through your entire system and even open the door for free radicals to damage your cells, the opposite happens when you let hilarity take its natural course. Your laughter boosts your immune system.

When you laugh, neuropeptides are released that help combat stress, and potentially, disease. Mayo Clinic asserts that it:

“Activate(s) and relieve(s) your stress response. A rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response, and it can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. The result? A good, relaxed feeling.”

As for the long-term benefits to laughter, it seems simplistic to say that laughing helps get you in a better mood, but it does. Laughing about a stressful or difficult situation not only can help you cope better, but will help you connect on a more “real” level with others.

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3 Responses to “Learn Why a Good Laugh is Good For Your Health”

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    Oct 11. 2016

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    Oct 12. 2016

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