Laughter is the best medicine
Studies have found that laughter can have healing properties and it’s contagious. Here are five reasons why you should start laughing today!
Laughter Can Boost Your Immunity
Many studies and researches have consistently shown, mirthful laughter may increase natural killer cell levels, a type of white blood cell that attacks cancer cells.
Laughter Helps Fight Depression
Laughter releases a cocktail of hormones, neuropeptides, and dopamine that can start to improve your mood. Studies prove laughter as a great way to get outside the downward spiral to depression. Being unhappy can become a pattern or mindset if we don’t step outside of ourselves occasionally.
Laughter is Contagious
The discovery of mirror neurons—what causes you to smile when someone smiles at you—gives credence to the belief that laughter is contagious. Why do you think that sense of humor is such an important trait when looking for a partner? We like the feeling of shared laughter and our body wants as much of this feeling as possible.
Laughter Helps Forget Your Pain
Laughter by itself isn’t the solution but it can help a person overcome discomfort. It’s not about changing pain levels. The amount of pain remains the same, but your perceived pain levels reduce and your belief that you can cope increases.
Laughter Help Reduce Your Stress
Laughter stimulates the heart and lungs and triggers the release of endorphins that help you to feel more relaxed both physically and emotionally. When you laugh there’s a contraction of muscles, which increases blood flow and oxygenation as well.
Great news isn’t, here are some hacks to bring more smiles in your life.
1. Share laughter with friends. Spend more time with people who have fun.
2. Practice laughter yoga and meditation.
3. Don’t take yourself too seriously, remember that life is funny.
4. Laugh at yourself. The ability to laugh at yourself makes you attractive to others and can help relieve your own stress.
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