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Laughter the Best Medicine

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Laughter the Best MedicineWhat does it take you to have a hearty laugh? Sharing jokes with friends? Watching funny videos? Reading comic strips? Watching a child's antics? Whatever It is, make sure you take some time out to chuckle a bit or even guffaw, if you please, at least once a day!

Nothing works faster than a good laugh to relieve you tensions and stress. Laughter also has tremendous healing powers and mammoth positive health benefits. In fact, there is strong evidence that laughter is the best medicine to boost one's health and even fight diseases. So never lose an opportunity to laugh. Because if you do, you're not only depriving yourself of some good moments in life, but also a few years of your life!

Every time you laugh, the heart pumps faster, improving circulation
Also, the brain cells are nourished with more oxygen, which means, we'll be able to think faster and better.

Laughter protects the heart
Laughter increases blood flow and helps protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Laughter is a natural-stress buster
It triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain-killer and suppresses the release of epinephrine, the stress hormone. So, the next time you want to help someone release their tension, you know what to do - make them LOL!

Laughter stretches muscles and burns calories
An interesting revelation from a study on laughter has shown that we gain as much from 100-200 laughs as we do from 10 minutes of jogging or rowing!

It boosts self-confidence and increases productivity at workplace
Members of laughter clubs have only re-iterated this by saying that it has improved their interactions with colleagues and their ability to focus.

Laughter renews, recharges and stimulates
Laughter is a great way to pent up all your negative emotions and loosen up. So share a light moment with someone close to release your tension and stimulate your nerves.

Laughter is contagious
It emotionally connects people and radiates a feel-good energy.

Here are some more positive benefits of laughter on your health.

  • It helps in lowering blood pressure
  • Increases the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T infection fighting T-cells
  • Encourages healing
  • Produces a general sense of well-being

So remember to laugh at least one a day. Because, he who laughs, lasts longer! And as someone has aptly said "Seven days without laughter makes one weak".

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