We know laughter is medicine for longevity because the more you laugh the less stress we give attention to in our lives, science support this statement. Laughter could be considered a major drug in peoples health. It is a powerful tool we can include in our daily practices. Such as exercising, breathing, and eating.
Do you know laughter strengthens, stimulates and circulates the facial mussels? Also prevents sagging facial appearance. Some are a list of benefits of how laughter is the medicine towards longevity.
Laughter Stress Reliever
On a daily basis, we can be bombarded with so many situations coming to our way, decisions, children, job, and the list goes on. Turn your frown into a smile. This is an excellent tool for relieving stress. Mayo Clinic Staff states, “Stimulate many organs. Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs, and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain. Activate and relieve your stress response. A rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response.”
Laughter And Hormones Release
When you laugh the brain feels happy. It causes the neurotransmitters such as:
- Dopamine – This is a chemical released by neurons which are nerve cells to other nerve cells, which is located in the brain.It is like adrenaline. This chemical which is used for motivation. Lack of this chemical can lead to fatigue, no motivation and mood swings. Helps regulate movement and emotional responses, and enable us not to see rewards, but to take action.
- Endorphins – This is a hormone in humans and also animals. It is produced by the central nervous system and the pituitary gland. It reduces our feeling of pain and acts similar to drugs such as morphine and codeine, but do not lead to addiction. It activates the opiate receptors. That’s a good feeling one experience after exercising, which releases stress, builds the immune system
- Serotonin – A natural mood, stabilizer. This chemical helps with sleeping, eating, digesting, reduce depression, regulate anxiety, heal wounds, stimulate nausea, maintain bone health, blood clotting, and sexual function. When the levels of this chemical in our body are at its normal level we feel happier, calmer, focus, emotionally stable and less anxious.
Health benefits achieved from laughing
- Lower Heart Rate
- Reduced Stress
- Improved Moods
- Increased Productivity
- Encourage Trust
- Produce Empathy
- Avoid Regret
- Kill Pain
- Increase Attention
- Build Attraction
- Earn Success
- Look Younger
- Boost Immune System
- Lower Blood Pressure