It may not seem like it, but laughter is one of the best medications we can self prescribe.
It’s true that laughter is the best medicine and making jokes actually has a physical effect on the body.
Laughter boosts your mood, raises metabolism, strengthens the immunity system, diminishes pain and helps decrease the effects of stress.
- Stimulate many organs. Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
- Activate and relieve your stress response. A rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response, and it can increase and then decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. The result? A good, relaxed feeling.
- Soothe tension. Laughter can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.
Norwegian scientists found that people with a strong sense of humor outlived those who don’t laugh as much.
Social benefits of laughing
The world could use a little more laughter right now. I’m not saying that what’s going on around the world should be laughed about, what I am trying to make people realize making jokes, seeing someone 😊 changes our mood. Changing our moods for a positive instead of a negative makes the day flow better.
I wish you all health and happiness. Please work together so we as a society can come out and play again soon.
Gain The Advantage.