It feels good to laugh….you know those deep belly aching ones where the tears stream from your eyes.
Your sides ache, maybe even your back and you felt like you ran a 100 miles but it feels so darn good!
I was googling to find out what kind of benefits are there for this free and stress relaxing method of relieving tension from this website:
Laughter is good for your health
- Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
- Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
- Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
- Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
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So, as you can see, join in when you can, find something each day to bring a smile to your face and remember it’s free!