By Lindenberg Junior
When you hear the sound of laughter, you can’t help but laugh yourself. When laughter is shared among others, it causes a binding between people and increases both intimacy and happiness. It is well known that laughter triggers healthy bodily changes and healthy changes in the mind. Laughter can increase your energy level, lessen pain, strengthen the immune system, and protect you from stress. No doubt that it can be the best medicine especially if you consider that it is free, fun, and easy.
There is nothing else that works more dependably or quicker to bring your body and mind into balance than laughter. The use of humor can lighten your burdens, connect you to others, inspire your hope, and keep you focused, alert, and grounded.
With this ability to renew your health and heal you, laughter can be a great resource for whatever problems you may have. It can also strengthen your relationships, and can support your emotional and physical health and wellbeing. Regarding improving your overall health, here bellow we include some real facts:
- Laughter can increase your immune system. It can decrease the level of stress hormones within the body and increase the number of immune cells and antibodies you have, which will help you become more resistant to disease.
- Laughter is relaxing. A wonderful laugh can relieve you of stress and physical tension so that your muscles can be relaxed for up to 45 minutes following laughing.
- Laughter releases endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s feel-good hormones. When your endogenous endorphins are released, you feel a sense of well-being and a reduction in the sensation of pain.
- Laughter can help the heart. Laughter can increase the ability of the blood vessels to nourish all parts of the body. It can increase your blood flow, which in turn can help prevent heart attacks and other types of heart diseases.
But laughter can also help your emotional and mental health
Because it, simply makes a person feel good. This good feeling persists even when you are done laughing. It helps you maintain an optimistic, positive outlook so you can better get through situations of loss, disappointments, and other difficult situations. Laughter is associated with better mental health because it allows you to relax. A good laugh can lessen stress and increase your energy levels so that you can remain focused and get more things accomplished.
And laughter has of course, some social benefits
When you use humor and engage in playful communication with others, your relationships become stronger and you trigger positive emotions and an emotional connection with those you are laughing with. A positive bond develops – one that can act as a powerful buffer against disappointment, disagreements, and stress. Here bellow finds some ideas to create “more opportunities” to laughs:
- Watch something funny on television or on You Tube.
- Be with people who are funny
- Share a funny story or joke with another
- Read a funny book
- Play with your pet or with your children
- Do something you think is silly
- Engage in activities you consider fun
In conclusion, laughter can do a lot to help you feel better on a physical, emotional, and cognitive level. I have written this article just one day after a Thanksgiving night and celebration and the month of December and the Christmas spirit just a few steps ahead. So, it is time to celebrate, and more than ever, it is time to share a good laugh with others for all around better health.