HEALTH BENEFITS OF LAUGHTER
One of the benefits of laughter is that it can help you tone your abs. When you are laughing, the muscles in your stomach expands and contract, similar to when you intentionally exercise your abs. Meanwhile, the muscles you are not using to laugh are getting opportunity to relax. Add laughter to your ab routine and make getting a tonned tummy more enjoyable.
By reducing the level of stress hormone, 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. Just think: laughing along as a co-worker tells a funny joke can relieve some of the day’s stress and help you reap the health benefits of laughter.
Laughter is a great cardio workout, especially for those who are incapable of doing other physical activities due to injury or illness. It gets your heart pumping and burns similar amount of calories per hour as walking at a slow to moderate pace. So, laught your heart into health.
T-Cells are specialized immune system cells just waiting in your body for activation. When you laugh, you activate T-Cells that immediately begin to help you fight off sickness. Next time you feel cold coming on, add chuckling to your illness prevention plan.
People who lowers their blood pressure, even those who start at normal levels, will reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack. So grab the sunday paper, flip to the funny pages, and enjoy your laughter medicine.
Laughter can increase your overall sense of well-being. Doctors have found that people who have a positive outlook on life, tend to fight diseases better than people who tend to be more negative. So smile, laugh and live longer.