LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
Laughter therapy, also called humor therapy is the use of humor to promote overall health and wellness. It aims to use the natural physiological process of laughter to help relieve physical or emotional stresses or discomfort.
Today more than ever before, people are turning to humor for therapy and healing. With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships and supporting both physical and emotional health. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free and easy to use. Let’s check the health benefits of a laughter therapy.
Reduces stress hormone levels:- By reducing the level of stress hormones, you’re simultaneously cutting the anxiety and stress that impacts your body. Additionally, the reduction of stress hormones may result in higher immune system performance.
Relieves pain:- A good laugh has been found to reduce pain. Not only does it distract you from aches but it releases endorphin into your system that are more powerful than the same amount of morphine.
Improves breathing:- Laugh more and more because laughter empties your lungs of more air than it takes in resulting in a cleansing effect similar to deep breathing. This is especially helpful for people who are suffering from respiratory ailments such as asthma.
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.
Good for overcoming diabetes:- If you have diabetes, makes sure you put laughter on your plate, as it decreases the usual spike in your blood sugar after a meal.
Note:- Numerous studies have also shown the wide-ranging health benefits of laughter. A recent study estimated that just 10-15 minutes of laughter a day can burn up to 40 calories. Meanwhile, another study found that sense of humor can protect against heart disease.