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How Laughter Can Help Your Health
There are many things you can do for your body to keep it healthy, and laughing is one of them, yes, laughter helps take care of your health in ways that you do not even imagine, so be happy, share more with those people who make you feel good, and you will see positive changes in your life.
But, as we do not want this to only be that "laughter is healthy", we will explain in detail the effect that laughing generates on your body and the benefits you obtain for your health, in the process.
Why is laughing healthy?
The father of psychoanalysis, Sigmun Freud, said that laughter had the ability to eliminate negative energy from the body, and although this statement has long passed, scientific studies continue to support it.
When we laugh, the brain issues an order to the body to release endorphins, these have properties that resemble morphine, so it can help relieve pain, and even deal with problems that can cause depression.
We are sure that, when you laugh, you feel completely at peace, your body radiates well-being, while you do this, you also release serotonin, which helps regulate moods, and whose effect is long-lasting.
Health benefits of laughter
The benefits of laughter are diverse, once you know them you will value even more each laugh, or moment of laughter that you have every day.
Lowers blood pressure
Although studies are still being done on this, studies have shown a significant decrease in blood pressure in people who laugh more frequently.
Helps strengthen the immune system
Contrary to what happens with depressed people, who are more prone to contracting more diseases because their immune system is weak, those who laugh more often strengthen their immune system, a reason to laugh more every day.
Laughing is good for your lungs
People who laugh out loud enjoy healthier lungs, this because they receive a greater amount of oxygen, this in turn helps stimulate the circulatory system.
Improve your response to stress
It goes without saying that one of the best therapies to combat stress is to laugh, because this process helps regulate the production of hormones such as epinephrine and cortisol, which are stress hormones.
When you laugh, negative thoughts are left behind, and all the anxiety it generates, which is why laughing, acts as a natural anxiolytic.
Alleviate the pain
Laughing is one of the best pain relievers you can find, and best of all, you don't have to pay for it.
Laughter therapy generates endorphins, we have already told you about this, chemical substances that will act in your body as a sedative, this means that, when you laugh frequently, your body can cope with pain, because it produces its own painkillers.
Helps you face life positively
You can hardly escape all the difficult situations in your life, but when you face them laughing, it makes everything so much easier, because it sends positive thoughts to your brain.
Keeps you young
We know that one of the things that worries you most is getting old, but when you laugh you can see yourself much younger, and that is that the absence of heavy burdens, of negative thoughts, is positively reflected on the face.
Extend your life
Yes, although you doubt it, a study by Psychosomatic Medicine revealed that women who laugh more live longer, likewise, men who are happy are less prone to infections, which lengthens their lives.
You will look more attractive
When you see a happy person, it surely leaves you a better impression than one who is always upset, right? And when you laugh, you look more attractive, you seem more accessible to those around you, because they see you as someone positive., friendly, happy.
Smiling makes you happy
Finally, and something that for sure you already have very clear, laughing makes you happier, this thanks to the endorphins that your body releases, if you are happier, you will feel better, therefore, in the face of life, however difficult it may seem, laugh.