Blog no: 55 Why is laughter the best medicine? Here are many reasons why…
Laughter is contagious, so you smiling helps others to smile and laugh. When you’re feeling down, if you spend time with friends you can have a laugh with will help your brain trigger its own laughter response and this brings you to feel close to them which should help you to your sense of well-being. Most of us long for a partner who can make us laugh, the body wants us to feel as much of the sense of laughter and feeling we have healthy well-being as possible. The brain and body work together to help us to feel happy.
When you laugh there is a contraction of muscles that increases blood flow and oxygenation. This means your heart and lungs are stimulated, which means endorphins are released that help you to feel physically and emotionally more relaxed – which most of us love hey.
Laughter may increase a type of white blood cells that attack cancer cells.
Resilience is the ability to see failure as a natural progression to success rather than a negative outcome. Who doesn’t want more resilience in their soul? Laughter increases resilience, so do try to be amongst people who make you laugh, if you can’t try to watch a comedy.
We have to step outside of ourselves mentally if we can, to combat feelings of unhappiness we might have. Laughter is a great way to get out of the downward spiral of depression. Yes it can be difficult to laugh when you’re depressed, but you should try to let yourself laugh, because this will heal you from your depression.
If you laugh you’ll be less mentally affected if you’re in pain somewhere in your body.
Laughter is a great addiction to have for your mental and physical health.