5 Scientifically Proven Reasons to Laugh More!
I know many of you have heard the saying “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” Do you know why? Research shows that laughter/humor has a positive impact on every system in the body. While there are numerous reasons to laugh, below are 5 that you may not know about.
Here are 5 science-based reasons to laugh more!
1. Laughter is good for the brain.
It helps to release feel-good neurohormones, such as endorphins and dopamine. This helps reduce risk of depression.
2. Laughter is good for the immune system.
It helps to increase T-cells (killer cells that circulate through the body and destroy germs), and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
3. Laughter is good for the heart.
It increases the heart rate and circulation. It acts just like exercise and helps to lower blood pressure.
4. Laughter is good for longevity.
It has been shown to help people get over chronic illness.
5. Laughter improves your overall health.
It relieves tension, lowers stress hormones, settles the heart, and boosts the immune system.
Did you know that children laugh more than four hundred times a day, and adults laugh only about a dozen times a day? Adding more laughter in your life can help you live a longer, healthier and happier life! You can start today by viewing this video!
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