If the title has you wondering, wait is there a medication that is going to help me laugh more? Well, that is not what this blog is about. Maybe you all have heard the saying, “laughter is the best medicine”, but why is that? Laughing is healing, rejuvenating, and cultivates positivity, so it is no wonder that saying is so popular. Turns out there is also actual science backing this saying.
It reduces stress. Laughing activates the body’s stress response, then decreases it, which causes your heart rate and blood pressure to rise then fall. The effect of laughter on the body results in decreased stress, less worry, and more happiness. Laughter also releases endorphins, you know the “feel-good hormones,” so the more you laugh the happier you feel. Stress is tough on the body, and chronic stress and tension can weaken the immune system. Since laughter decreases stress and increases positive emotions, you can count on laughter to strengthen your immunity as well.
It is obvious that laughter makes us feel good. It eases stress, worry, and anxiety that weigh the body down and helps us think more positive thoughts. So, make sure you are getting your daily dose of laughter in for your health.