We propose here the benefits of laughter on all levels.
- Reduce stress,
- Lower the high blood pressure,
- Elevate mood,
- boosting the immune system,
- Improve the functioning of the brain,
- Protect the heart,
- Connect with others ,
- Foster instant relaxation, make you feel good.
- Change the chemistry of the will to live and increase our ability to fight disease.
- Reduce the problems associated with stroke, arthritis, and ulcers
LAUGH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Laughter lowers blood pressure. Individuals who laugh at heart and regularly have less high blood pressure. When people laugh out loud, blood pressure increases initially but then decreases to levels below normal. Breathing becomes deeper, causing a subsequent secretion of endorphins and relax the whole body.
Humor changes our biochemical state. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases infection fighting antibodies. Increase our attention, heart rate and pulse.
Laughter protects the heart. Laughing, along with an active sense of humor, may help protect against a heart attack. Historically, research has shown that distressing emotions (depression, anger, anxiety and stress) are related to heart disease. A study at the University of Maryland Medical Center suggests that a good sense of humor and ability to laugh at stressful situations helps mitigate the damaging physical effects of distressing emotions. The study indicates that laughter may help prevent heart disease, found that people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh in a variety of situations compared to people of the same age without disease Heart.
Laugh is like a good gym session for our bodies. Laughter can be an outstanding workout for the diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory tract, face, legs, back and muscles. Massages the abdominal organs, tones intestinal functioning, and strengthens the muscles that hold the abdominal organs. Not only as a gym for our body, it can also benefit digestion and absorption of calories. It is estimated that laugh can burn calories equivalent to several minutes on the rowing machine or bike.
Humor improves brain function and relieves stress. Laughter stimulates both sides of the brain, increases serotonin and relieves muscle tension and psychological stress. Finally humor keeps the brain alert and allows people to retain more information.
LAUGH AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
A healthy sense of humor is related to being able to laugh at yourself and life. Laughing at yourself is a very positive acceptance, personal safety and self-respect. The lack of a sense of humor is directly related to decreased self-esteem. (Keep in mind that laughing at oneself can also be unhealthy if you laugh as a form of personal degradation).
The Humor enhances our ability to affiliate or connect with others. Humor helps us replace distressing emotions for pleasant feelings. One can not feel angry, depressed, anxious, guilty, or resentful and laughing at the same time. The mood changes our behavior, when we laugh we talk more, we have more eye contact with the other, more physical contact, etc.. The Humor increases energy, and increased energy can carry out activities that otherwise you should avoid. Finally, humor is good for mental health because it makes us feel good.
LAUGH AND SOCIAL HEALTH
In our work, with our friends, in marriage and family all need humor, the groups are strengthened with humor. It’s Humor that unites us, enlighten our burdens and helps us keep things in perspective. Remember that even in the most difficult times, a laugh, or even just a smile can have a great benefit for the other person.
Humor increases and improves relationships. Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. The smile enhances our physical attractiveness and appeal to our sense of personal humor. Humor brings people together, especially when we laugh together. Laughter and smiles are best enjoyed when shared with others.