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5 Powerful Health Benefits of Laughter

5 Powerful Health Benefits of Laughter

by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Good humor always lightens up your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others and keeps you grounded, focused and alert. It also helps you to release your anger and be more forgiving. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. It is important for us to find ways and means through which we can feel happy and relaxed. Also make it a point to share your happiness as well.

Benefits of Laughter:

  • Helps you burn your calories: Laughter provides a natural workout for our muscles in the body and it increases blood flow and oxygen to body cells and organs.
  • Helps bust stress : Laughter leads to reduction of stress hormones in body. These stress hormones act as immunosuppressant for the body and can have a harmful effect on the immune system with reduction of stress hormones overall health and well being of a person gets improved. Laughter will help you to stay healthy.
  • Helps reduce pain & build on immunity : Laughing increases the number of beneficial hormones like endorphins. Endorphins help in alleviating tension, anger and pain. It elevates mood. Laughter helps you to stay healthy. It stimulates production of antibodies leading to increase in immunity.
  • Helps fight cancer : Laughter has been shown to fight against cancer. Laughing increases the levels of interferons in the body. These interferons stimulate production of B-cells, T-cells, NK cells and immunoglobins. These compounds help in defending against cancer and abnormal growth of dangerous tumour.
  • Helps support the lungs: Laughter causes our respiratory system to act quickly and strenuously. This intense activity increases blood flow and increases the amount of oxygen flowing to the brain. Increased oxygen levels promote healthier brain function.


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