Laugh Your Way to Good Health: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laughter is infectious. It is a fact a roaring laughter sound is far more contagious than any cough, sneeze or sniffle. Laughter binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. It also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Laughter is the best medicine and it is rightly been said. The best part is the this priceless medicine is free, fun, and easy to use.

What Happens When We Laugh?
For several seconds, when we laugh we lose voluntary control over most of our body. Our legs, arms, back and chest tense. Our facial muscles squeeze upward. Our stomach muscles and diaphragm spasm. Our heart races. Our blood pressure spikes. ...And all this leads to a way to good health.

Laughter is strong medicine for mind and body: The Benefits of Laughter
Relaxing the body:An effective way to relax your whole body is a good, hearty laugh. It relieves physical tension and stress. This makes your muscles relaxed.
Boosting the immunity system: Laughter decreases stress hormones. It increases infection-fighting antibodies and immune cells, thus improving your resistance to disease.
Promoting overall wellbeing: Laughter triggers the release of endorphins. This is the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, which promote an overall sense of well-being. It can also temporarily relieve pain.
Protecting the heart: Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow. This protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Physical Health Benefits
  • Boosts immunity
  • Decreases pain
  • Lowers stress hormones
  • Relaxes your muscles
  • Prevents heart disease

Mental Health Benefits
  • Adds joy to life
  • Eases anxiety and fear
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves mood

Social Benefits
  • Strengthens relationships
  • Attracts others to us
  • Enhances teamwork
  • Promotes group bonding
  • Helps defuse conflict