5 Benefits of Laughter

Laughter Brings Me Joy

Do you love to laugh? I personally, love to laugh. In fact, when I say these words, I’m reminded of the song on Mary Poppins, when Uncle Albert sings this song with so much glee.

I recently found a program on TV called the Impractical Jokers. They’re seriously hilarious. I watch their video on YouTube and laugh like 10 minutes a day in the morning. After a while I started noticing how much more relaxed and happy I was to take on the day!

Laughter is good for your health. It makes you healthy and younger too! Have you noticed how people who have joy in their lives smile more and age gracefully? It’s because they have so much to be thankful for. Be ready to find reasons to laugh.

  1. Reduces Stress: Laughing stimulates many organs and brings oxygen into your lungs, and muscles, thus helping reduce stress and lower your blood pressure.

  2. Works Out Your Abs: Have you ever laughed so hard that your abs are sore the next day? Those laughing moments are seriously the best. Turns out that when you’re laughing, you’re activating your abdominal muscles and making them contract and expand.

  3. Laughing is Contagious: Have you ever laughed just because everyone else is laughing but you don’t know why? Turns out that laughing is contagious. The good humor and happiness in the environment makes everyone want to be a part of it. Spread the Joy!

  4. Reduces Pain: Laughing releases endorphins, which is a natural pain killer. Laughing makes your feel good all over and helps you forget your pain.

  5. Improve Your Mood: Laughter is amazing medicine for reducing depression and anxiety. It helps you forget what’s bothering you and helps you look at life with grateful eyes.

Don’t forget to laugh for 10 minutes a day!

References:

  1. LaMeaux, E. (n.d.). 7 Health Benefits of Laughter. Retrieved October 01, 2018, from https://www.gaiam.com/blogs/discover/7-health-benefits-of-laughter#

  2. M. (2016, April 21). Stress relief from laughter? It's no joke. Retrieved October 01, 2018, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044456