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The Benefits of Laughing. There are many !

plain-wallHave you ever noticed how relaxed you feel after laughing?

Laughter has long been known as the best medicine.   There are good reasons for this.   Laughing positively affects many aspects of our lives. Most of all, it affects our health, wellbeing and energy.

By laughing we can help ourselves relieve stress and depression, anxiety, grief, anger and irritation. Consequently, it easier for us to cope with challenges and conflicts.

Laughing helps improve and strengthen our immune system.  Therefore it helps us fight infections and prevent a number of diseases.

Laughter causes changes in the body

Not only do we change our facial expression with laughter.  Especially important is that we cause a number of chemical changes to take place within the body.  Laughter therapy can be used in treating hypertension, ulcers, arthritis, stroke, diabetes and even heart disease.

Good hearty laughter helps release enzymes and hormones that are helpful for normal functioning of various organs. Natural antihistamines are released,  T-cells activated and natural anti-biotic produced. By releasing endorphins laughter helps to relieve pain.  Hence it improves our attentiveness, pulse and heart rate.

Laughing is beneficial for people suffering from hypertension. It helps lower blood pressure.  Deeper breathing increases blood flow.  As a result, oxygen and essential nutrients are supplied to all parts of the body.

By laughing we provide a good workout for respiratory, abdominal, leg, back and facial muscles.  Intestinal functioning will be toned.  Abdominal organs will be massaged and abdominal muscles strengthened. Furthermore, laughing is good for digestion as well as for absorption. In addition, calories are burned which is beneficial for weight loss.

The social benefits of laughing.

Our self confidence is boosted by laughing.  Therefore our ability to connect with others is also enhanced  A person with a smiling face is always popular in a group.

Humour and laughter are contagious due to the cumulative effect of amusement and joy.  Most noteworthy, we are energized by laughing and our interest in daily activities often increases.

The benefits of laughing are many and lead to a good quality of life. So always smile. It improves our face value too!

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