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The Power Of Laughter

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.

Laughter is good for your health

  • Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

  • Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

  • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

  • Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

So let’s go over the benefits of laughter:

Physical Health Benefits

  • Boosts immunity

  • Reduces stress hormone levels

  • Reduces pain

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Improves cardiac health

Mental Health Benefits

  • Gives you a more positive outlook on life

  • Eases anxiety and fear

  • Relieves stress

  • Improves mood reducing depression

  • General sense of well being

Social Benefits

  • Strengthens relationships

  • Attracts others to us

  • Enhances teamwork

  • Helps defuse conflict

  • Promotes group bonding

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