Stress relief from laughter!
A good sense of humour obviously cannot cure-all ailments, but data are mounting about the positive things laughter can do.
Laughter serves more beneficial purposes than turning noses into milk spigots. It acts as a sophisticated social signalling system, helping people bond and even negotiate status. Have you ever noticed that most social laughter does not result from any obvious joke?
Spicing it up also has a lot of health benefits: It lowers anxiety, aids circulation and boosts the immune system. This contagious convulsion has positive impact!
Short-term benefit Good laugh has great short-term effects. When you start to laugh, it doesn’t just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body.
Surfing the internet, I found out that Laughter can:
Stimulate many organs Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
Activate and relieve your stress responses A rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response and increases your heart rate and blood pressure. The result? A good, relaxed feeling.
Soothe tensions-Laughter can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.
Long-term effect- Laughter isn’t just a quick pick-me-up, though. It’s also good for you over the long haul.
Surfing the internet I found out that Laughter may:
Improve your immune systems- Negative thoughts manifest into chemical reactions that can affect your body by bringing more stress into your system and decreasing your immunity. In contrast, positive thoughts actually release neuroleptics that help fight stress and potentially more-serious illnesses.
Relieve pains Laughter may ease pain by causing the body to produce its own natural painkillers. Laughter may also break the pain-spasm cycle common to some muscle disorders.
Increase personal satisfaction. Laughter can also make it easier to cope with difficult situations. It also helps you connect with other people.
Improve your moods-Many people experience depression, sometimes due to chronic illnesses. Laughter can help lessen your depression and anxiety and make you feel happier. ‘Job 8:21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting’
A joyful heart is good medicine