‘Laughter is the best medicine’
Haven’t we grown up hearing this? But, after growing up laughter is somewhere lost from our lives.
Laughter is the best workout ever
Do you know that by laughing out loud for a minute you burn a good amount of calories. If you just laugh out loud for 10 to 15 minutes each day you may burn upto 40 calories every day. This means that you lose 3 to 4 pounds of weight by the end of year just by laughing out loud.
So, instead of eating less or brooding about not being able to hit the gym, take it easy and have some fun. Laughing out loud will help to burn calories automatically. And not just this, it will give you many other health benefits.
Laughter boosts immunity
Remember hanging out with your friends in college days when you would laugh out loud for hours together. A simple prank or a joke could trigger the laughter which was infectious to pass on to every member of the group.
What appeared to be a mere fun time or your favourite pass time was actually a great way to enhance your immunity.
Did you know that 1 minute of anger weakens the immune system for 4 to 5 hours. And, one minute of laughter boosts the immune system for 24 hours.’
Now, if you want to protect yourself from Corona, you know what you actually need to do:)
Releases Tension and Relaxes muscle
Did you know that good laughter releases the tension of your muscles. It destress your muscles and leave them relaxed for 45 minutes after the laughter is over.
It instantly improves the blood circulation and enhances your overall health.
Laughter strengthens your heart
Laughter increases the blood flow. It helps to protect the heart from any cardiovascular diseases. People who laugh out loud have a healthy heart always!
Laughter makes you live longer
People who have a great sense of humour live much longer than those who don’t believe in sharing a hearty laugh with loved ones. This has been proven in a study in Norway.
Laughter keeps depression at bay
People who are suicidal or deeply depressed can be pulled out of depression by adding some laughter in their lives. The comedy shows and movies of Charlie Chaplin are much loved even today as they can make you laugh uncontrollably.
Laughter automatically pulls up your mood by releasing endorphins.
I personally like to laugh a lot and it think I have the ability to crack jokes on the problems of my life. Please share with me what is it that makes you laugh out loud. I hope after reading this you would take a step closer to making yourself healthier by laughing out loud every single day.