Laughter helps decrease stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection fighting antibodies, therefore improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins; the bodies natural feel good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Laughter tends to activate the body’s natural relaxation response. It is generally like internal jogging which provides a good massage to all internal organs while it also tones the abdominal muscles. Hence, we hear most of the health gurus saying that the healthiest response to life is laughter or simply a loud belly hurting laughter.
Reasons Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine:
It reduces stress:- Most people say that they feel embarrassed to laugh out loud at public places, so they just smile but did you know that when you laugh your body muscles get contracted, which in turn increases blood flow and oxygenation. Thus, it stimulates the heart and lungs and triggers the release of endorphins which would make you feel more relaxed both physically and emotionally.
It increases resilience:-Resilience is the ability where you can notice failure as a natural progression of success rather than a negative outcome. It is said that people who are resilient are happier and more successful in their life. The ability to acknowledge your mistakes without anger or frustration helps you to develop resilience. Laughing at your own mistakes makes you realize that making errors is a part of being human life.
It relieves pain:-It is not that it automatically reduces the pain but rather laughter provides you the ability to cope with the pain. The amount of pain remains the same but just the perceived level reduces. Laughter might not just be the solution but it can help a person overcome their discomfort.
You can only cultivate your ability to laugh by practicing so, always look for occasions to be silly and do remember that laughter can only spread more laughter as it is contagious but in a good way.