You feel exhausted after a good laugh? Your eyes waters and your abdominal muscles aches as of a one hour work out. A good laughter can replace a good physical workout. Laugh makes you feel better. Laugh can boost your immunity level. Laugh can lower your risks of heart attack. Laugh can make your relationships stronger. Did you know that laugh can reduce your blood sugar level too..! Yes it can, let me explain it in detail.
We change physiologically when we laugh. We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues.
Human beings love to laugh, and the average adult laughs 17 times a day.
Let me list out some of the unthinkable health benefits of laughter
1) It can manage your pain.
Laughing increase our tolerance for pain by releasing endorphins (peptides that offer a feeling of well-being and help with pain management). While dealing with painful situations laughter will serve you as a good distraction.
Laughter may be one of the best natural painkillers which do not need a prescription.
2) Laughter can boost your immune system
Laughter reduces levels of certain stress hormones that suppress the immune system. When we're laughing, natural killer cells that destroy tumors and viruses increase, as do Gamma-interferon (a disease-fighting protein), T-cells, which are a major part of the immune response, and B-cells, which make disease-destroying antibodies.
Laughter also increases the concentration of salivary immunoglobulin A, which defends against infectious organisms entering through the respiratory tract.
3) Laughter can lower your blood glucose level
In a few small studies researchers discovered that laughter has a positive impact on blood glucose levels.
A study showed that positive emotions such as laughter acted on the neuroendocrine system and suppressed the elevation of blood glucose level.
Another study tracked the effect of long-term laughter therapy on the renin-angiotensin system (regulates blood pressure) in subjects with type 2 diabetes. Most notably, plasma renin levels dropped dramatically, an indicator that laughter may help diabetics avoid microvascular-related complications.
4) Laughter as a physical workout
Researchers estimate that laughing 100 times is equal to 10 minutes on the rowing machine or 15 minutes on an exercise bike. So I suggest you to create a laughing club in your Gym club and spend a little time on laughing.
Do you know that why do you feel exhausted after a good laugh? It is because Laughter gives your diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg and back muscles a workout.
5) Laughter improves blood pressure and flow
Cardiologists from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, says that laughter is a free medicine for your heart to keep it healthy.
study conducted by Maryland Medical Center first to indicate that laughter may help prevent heart disease, found that people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh in a variety of situations compared to people of the same age without heart disease.
A good laughter increases blood circulation to the brain and heart which can prevent arthrosclerosis
6) Laughter can boost your social skills and relationships
No one really likes to hang up with gloomy people. People love to spent times with witty people who laugh more and make others laugh. Laughter can break the ice in a group gathering and can make any one drag into fun.
Dr. Provine from Psychology today says that “Laughter establishes--or restores--a positive emotional climate and a sense of connection between two people, who literally take pleasure in the company of each other”.
Laughter plays a big role in mating. Men like women who laugh heartily in their presence.
7) Laughter helps you to decrease your stress
The Mayo Clinic found that laughter can help activate and relieve stress response. According to the Mayo Clinic site, a rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down a stress response, while increasing heart rate and blood pressure, creating a good, relaxed feeling.
It is discovered that, Levels of stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine tend to decrease during bouts of laughter.
So let me tell you that laughter has got unthinkable health benefits. It makes your relations stronger and healthier. Laughter can make your friends stick around with you. Remember, when you make someone laugh, you laugh more. So start doing some laughter exercises.
When you practice laughing exercise alone, make sure that there is no one watching you. Or else they will laugh at you.
Keep laughing | stay healthy J