We need to laugh frequently. Life is too short and really valuable. Nowadays so much negative things are happening around us that we often sulk in discouragement. But don’t do that. Instead, try to laugh out loud. You may question how and why if there is no reason to laugh. Well, here is a list of 20 reasons you should laugh out loud very often.
Here Are The 20 Benefits Of Laughing
1. An ally against heart disease
Laughter revives blood circulation and increases the amount of oxygen of the blood. For this, it is considered a strong association in the fight versus heart disease.
2. Laughing improves blood flow
In a research conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center, it has been found that laughter causes the endothelium (tissue that composes the lining of blood vessels) to stretch and ensure better blood flow.
3. Laughter boosts the immune system
Laughter helps to keep the stress hormones under control and aids immune system agents, for instance, the NK cells, lymphocytes, T cells, and B cells function effectively.
4. Laughter eases and relaxes muscle tension
Laughter can ease tension by relaxing the muscles of the body especially the muscles of the face, shoulder, neck, and abdomen. When you laugh uncontrollably, it creates a convulsive reaction which looses your muscular tension and ease your breathing.
5. Laughter energizes organs
Laughter improves blood circulation, the control stress hormone and acts like exercise. It stimulates the body organs such as heart, brain, and lungs to work properly.
6. Laughter facilitates digestion
From research, it has been found that laughter helps us in our digestion. It can serve as a therapy in alleviating irritable bowel syndrome.
7. Laughter helps a person learn how to manage pain
8. Laughter helps free breathing
9. Laughter helps improve sleep
Researchers of Japan found that if you laugh in the evening it encourages the body to produce more melatonin which can help you to have a sound sleep at night.
10. Laughter helps lower blood sugar levels
11. Laughter helps people improve their coping skills
Laughter stimulates our brain to release stress-relieving endorphins which help us to cope with stressful situations.
12. Laughter helps people save as much as 30% on their medical expenses.
Doctors in western Japan prescribed elderly people with inclusive medical care programs which include both physical labor and laughter therapy. About 92 percent of the patients reported that their yearly medical costs fell 30% after attending the program.
13. Laughter helps to reduce aggression
Laughter is compared to an imaginary knife that removes tension from a room and allows people to relax. Laughter also helps to minimize the levels of stress hormones in the body. It helps people to be calm and less aggressive.
14. Laughter helps you heal faster
Researchers have found that laughter helps us in lowering our blood pressure, boosting our immune functions and diminishing stress hormones etc. By doing all these it actually helps us healing faster from different diseases.
15. Laughter improves self-image
Laughter has a powerful impact on a person’s self-image particularly for a man. For instance, when anyone laughs at a man’s joke, it provides that man a sense of pride.
16. Laughter increases HGH
Researchers of Loma Linda University found that laughter increases the production of HGH (an anti-aging hormone) as much as 87%
17. Laughter makes you more attractive
It is proved that laughter enhances your attractiveness. The research found that its easier for a person to succeed if the person is witty and funny.
18. Laughter protects the heart
There is a relation between laughter and heart’s health. In a study conducted by the researchers of the University of Maryland Medical Center, it has been found that people with heart disease were 40% less likely to laugh in different situations compared to people of the same age without heart disease.
19. Laughter provides another form of physical exercise
Laughing is an exercise too. Through laughing the exercise of the diaphragm, shoulders and abdomen are done.
20. Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones in the body
People who laugh frequently have lower levels of stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine. when the level of these hormones decrease people feel relaxed not only physically but also emotionally.