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Why Laughter Is Good For You

 

LAUGH AND THE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU

Needless to say, I am one of those people who have a snarky comment or one-liner for everything! Which often gets me in trouble you have to know. I just think in most things in life humor will help. Realistically I know there are times to be serious but that’s not what I’m talking about today. Today we will be covering how humor helps your mind and your body.
 
 
 
 

BODY

Think back to the last time you laughed and how it made you feel. Bet you felt good all over. That’s there are Physical  Benefits never really consider. Laughing increases Immune Cells and the Antibodies that fight infection. Therefore, it works to ward off diseases such as Heart Disease. It increases your intake of oxygen which we need for lung health. For short periods of time it can also lessen pain.
 
 
 
 

MIND

It only makes sense that laughter reduces stress. It releases Endorphins, our feel-good body chemical and promotes total well-being.
 
It helps you mentally as well, helping you bounce back from challenging moments and situations. Have you ever stressed about something and start laughing and think maybe it’s not really that bad. It can help you see things differently.
 
 
 

EMOTIONALLY

Laughing with someone is even better. It can create intimacy and help you feel connected to someone as if you share something special that only you know about.
 
It is contagious! Ever hear a baby laugh? Walk into a room where others are giggling? It’s impossible to not join in, even if you don’t know what they are laughing about.
 
 
 

LAUGHTER THERAPY

Laughter has been used by Medical Professionals for centuries. Surgeons use it to distract patients from pain. Today it is used for people with Chronic Illness and is offered as an option in hospitals.
 
Studies have been done with cancer patients that have revealed that it speeds the healing process. The Cancer Centers Of America use it to heal their patients with groups they call Laughter Clubs and have found through group exercises patients feel good long after and allow them a small period to even forget about Cancer.
 
 
 
So all this said, look for opportunities to laugh whether it’s a funny show or doing something totally silly. It’s good for you!

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Tania
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Needed this reminder today! There is nothing like a good laugh to restore your spirits but it's lovely to see it here from the body, mind and emotions points of view.

heidi williams
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Thanks Tania I am hopeless in finding everything funny in some way cause lets face it life is long and hard.

heidi williams
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Thanks Tania I am hopeless in finding everything funny in some way cause lets face it life is long and hard.

Jessica Ayun
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Laughter is the best medicine indeed! 🙂 I feel better when I smile and best when I laugh. I feel the same way if I see people giving genuine laughters! 🙂

Shari Eberts
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Great reminder! I love to laugh, especially with others.

heidi williams
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Isn't it though? It makes your whole being feel amazing. Thanks for reading

heidi williams
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Me too Shari, there's not too many reasons not to. Thanks for reading

Karmela Mirriam Ebreo
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Laughter is indeed the best medicine. Regardless of how bad one's day is, hearing laughter makes things seem ok.

heidi williams
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I've always believed that too, it's nice there's evidence to support it too. Thanks for reading

Travelerette
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This post really cheered me up. (I'm feeling sad today because my cat is sick.) I knew that laughter was good for forming bonds with others, but I didn't know there were physical benefits as well. Like you, I'm pretty comfortable with a joke and a one-liner!

Round and Round Rosie
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I so need to add some more laughter into my life. Had no idea of the health benefits. Lately I feel like it's been way too serious! Need some laughter!

heidi williams
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Sorry about your cat:( Yes I'd rather laugh than most things. Thanks for reading

heidi williams
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Yes you always do! It makes your whole body feel good. Thanks for reading

Zwitsy
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I certainly agree that laughter is indeed good for us. Our emotions affect our hormones a lot. Thus, we should always consider of laughing at least once in a while every day.

heidi williams
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I couldn't agree more. Thanks for reading

ROBERT LEE
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You know how those negativities becomes a hindrance to growth? How one can be pulled down? Those stress that can not only cloud judgements but also cause long term health concern? Laughter. It's free.

heidi williams
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Stress does so much harm in so many ways and yet it is hard to avoid it. Laughing and smiling does set us free. Thanks for reading

Dorothy Torretijo
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This post is really amazing!! Laughter can relieves all the pain, reduces depression and boost the relationship of everyone. Laughter is the best medicine xoxo

heidi williams
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It totally is and it brings people together. Thanks for reading

Kristine Redillas
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Laughter is the best medicine anyone could ever receive. It's even makes people look younger because it doesn't add wrinkles or fine lines. 😀

heidi williams
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Well there are laugh lines, but those are worth having. Thanks for reading

Marjorie Gavan
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As they say, a day without laughter is a day wasted. Laughing does relieve stress, I remember when I was broken hearted, I binged on comedy TV series. They really helped me release all those negative feelings and gave me distraction. I would recommend laughter to anyone who are dealing with problems.

heidi williams
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Yes, I think that way as well. Thanks for reading

ladolcevita
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Laughter is the best medicine! Sounds cliche, but it really pays to see the humor in everything–maybe even when you're almost drowning? haha… It is a great antidote to the harsh realities in life 🙂 http://postcardpretty.com

Jerny
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Laughter indeed is good for everyone. You hide everything with it..

-Jerny
http://www.thejerny.com

heidi williams
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Me too! Almost too much I guess but I'd rather be laughing.

heidi williams
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You do and eventually start to feel joy, Thanks for reading

Ann Balisbis
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Laughter is the best medicine it is. I believe that if you laugh more often, you are less to get sick or get depressed or stressed. I agree on all your points above! 🙂

heidi williams
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Thank you. I agree, even smiling makes your face feel good. Thanks for reading

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