Laughter can get you on the road to better health

Milton Bruce By Milton Bruce, 31st May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The article talks about the benefits of laughter .

Do you know that laughter is good for your health?

If compared to children, adults usually don't laugh as much as kids do . This is a real fact . Children laugh about more than 300 times a day while we , adults , are not even close to that number - just 17 times a day. In fact , humour has multiple benefits for our health.
Laughter helps increase the immune system to fight off diseases. Laughing requires us to breathe in more oxygen, lower blood pressure and burn calories. Moreover, it exercises almost the entire body and lowers stress hormone levels.
Our mood can instantly be changed thanks to humour. Accordingly, laughing stimulates the brain to help the laughter retain information . Thus it is very hard to be anxious or angry when something strikes you as funny. Depression is also non-existent in people who have a great sense of humour and who are able to laugh at themselves. Some doctors even recommend laughing as a therapeutic exercise.
The concept of laughter as a treatment has even gone so far as to form humour clubs. The idea is that you will be healthier if you laugh for an hour or so. People who join these clubs odten go home feeling healthy and rejuvenated. And laughter is contagious , so a good group laugh is quite probable every time the members of these clubs get together.


Clubs, Health, Humour, Immune System, Laugther, Mood

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I am a 28 years old man . I am married and I have got one child. I really lead a peaceful life . My hobbies are bowling , reading and of course WRITING. I write about everything because I read everyth

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