Did you know that laughter is healthy for the immune system? According to HelpGuide.org, laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection fighting antibodies, improving your body to help fight diseases. Laughter also improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. If you laugh more you won’t have a lot of complications with your body. Who knew laughing could be so beneficial? A good challenge for yourself would be to make at least one person laugh a day.
There are many ways you can enjoy yourself and have a good time, just remember to share some good laughs while you’re at it. According to WebMd, “We change physiologically when we laugh. We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues”. Did you know that 10-15 minutes of laughter can burn 50 calories? Maciej Buchowski, a researcher from Vanderbilt University, studied laughter and measured the amount of calories expended in laughing. Now you know that you can burn calories from laughing.
Not only does it help physically but it also helps socially and emotionally. You can create relationships and it helps you grow as a person. Just remember to keep on smiling and laughing! Here are some good ways to find laughter in your day:
- Watch a funny movie or TV show.
- Read comics
- Go to a comedy club
- Surround yourself with funny people that will make you laugh
- Look for some funny books
- Do something silly
- Play with a pet
- Hang out with children and be silly with them
- Do some fun activities like karaoke, bowling, game night with family and friends,go to an amusement park, go to the beach,go camping, or go on a road trip.