Do you know what happens when you laugh?

Do you know what happens when you laugh?

Don't panic guys, I am just going to tell you about the benefits of laughing. So get ready for gaining new knowledge.

9 Health Benefits of Laughter

1. Lowers Blood Pressure

Laughter is good for the heart too! Laughter maintains healthy endothelium and decreases the risk of any cardiovascular problems, strokes, and heart attacks. When we laugh, our blood flow rises and blood pressure increases, however, when we stop, the blood pressure then drops down to baseline.

It enhances our intake of air rich in oxygen. It stimulates our heart, muscles, and lungs and raises the endorphins which are released by our brain.

2. Reduces Stress Hormone Levels

Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. When laughing the brain also releases endorphins that can relieve some physical pain. Just think: Laughing along as a co-worker tells a funny joke can relieve some of the day's stress and help you reap the health benefits of laughter.

3. Sleep Well

If laughter can effectively help you relax, then it might help your sleep quality, too. Watching funny movies and shows (or hanging out with your hilarious friend) might help bust some of that stress and give you a better night's sleep.

4. Strengthens the Immune System

Laughing increases the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T-cells. This reduces our chances of falling prey to the common cold and cough.

5. Makes You Look Younger

Laughter is an excellent exercise for the facial muscles. About 15 facial muscles come together to bring that glee to your face. Laughing increases the blood supply to your cheeks which nourishes the skin and makes your face glow. It tones up the face, giving you an attractive look.

6. Laughter Can Help Reduce Memory Loss

It is well known that stress is detrimental to many things, including illness, weight loss, and mental health. Stress increases cortisol, a hormone that can damage you physically, and slowly decrease memory in your brain. Studies have shown that laughter is extremely helpful in decreasing the level of cortisone, which makes it a healthy dose of medicine to help fight memory loss as you get older.

7. Anti-Depressant

Due to the stress of modern work life, there has been a rise in mind-related diseases like depression, anxiety, nervous breakdown, and sleeplessness. Laughter can help lessen your depression and anxiety and may make you feel happier.

8. Improves Cardiac Health

Laughter is a great cardio workout; it gets your heart pumping and burns a similar amount of calories per hour as walking at a slow to moderate pace. So, laugh your heart into health.

Bonus Tip For You

9. Burns Calories or Tones Your Abs

One of the benefits of laughter is that it can help you tone your abs.
When you are laughing, the muscles in your stomach expand and contract, similar to when you intentionally exercise your abs. Meanwhile, the muscles you are not using to laugh are getting an opportunity to relax.

Research published in the International Journal of Obesity found just 15 minutes of laughter a day will burn 10-40 calories, depending on a person's weight and the intensity of the laughter. That is enough to lose between 1-4lbs a year.

Let's keep the conversation going with a few posts on burning fat. Shall we? Read: 03 Important Facts About Your Metabolism and Weight Loss or 13 TOP Foods That Melt Stubborn Belly Fat Go ahead and click one. Or, even better, read both to learn more about burning body fat.


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