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Laughter is the Best Medicine, Contagious too!

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Laughter is the best medicine and it is beneficial for our health to have a good, hearty laugh once in a while, not to mention, it is contagious too!

Laughter’s Physical Health Benefits

Laughter is said to boost the immune system, and protects the body from pain, stress and protects the heart. The scientific explanation for this points to the fact that a good laugh triggers the release of endorphins, which is the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. It relaxes the muscles, and can even temporarily relieve pain. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, thus helping prevent cardiovascular problems. 

Laughter’s Mental Health Benefits

When we give out a good laugh, it boosts the body’s energy, improves one’s mood and allows us to have a positive outlook in life. Laughter reduces stress and helps us accomplish more by allowing us to stay focused on the task ahead. It relieves anxiety and tension, makes us feel better, and generally improves our quality of life. 

Laughter’s Social Benefits

Laughter is social and some that the benefits are actually derived from our improved relationship with friends and family because happiness attracts others to us. It helps reduce tension from conflict and promotes bonding and togetherness. 

Watch this simple social experiment and see what happens when this man starts laughing for no reason at all! Notice how contagious laughter helps unconnected people let go of their walls and release those inhibitions. Be amazed at how it lightens the general mood and facilitates the connection between people from different walks of life and gives them the feeling of community. It’s simply amazing!

‘When you smile to the world, the world smiles back’
-Laughing Buddha

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