10 Ways Laughter Boosts your Health

When was the last time you laughed? How did it make you feel? If you are like the rest of us, you felt happy and ener­getic inside and out. Stud­ies have shown some great emo­tional and phys­i­cal ben­e­fits of laugh­ter. Here is a list of 10 things that laugh­ter can help you with.

Phys­i­cal benefits

  • Improves blood pres­sure and blood flow.
  • Helps blood sugar levels.
  • Helps relieve pain.
  • Reduces aggres­sion.
  • Improves your immune system.
  • Relaxes mus­cles.

Emo­tional benefits

  • Low­ers stress.
  • Helps your social skills and strength­ens rela­tion­ship bonds.
  • Helps you cope dur­ing dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions by decreas­ing anx­i­ety and fear.
  • Improves your mood.

While these are great ben­e­fits, laugh­ter isn’t a replace­ment for med­i­cine and other solu­tions for health prob­lems, although laugh­ter still pos­i­tively affects those prob­lems. Laugh­ter can do a lot, but its pri­mary ben­e­fit is to give you a sense of well-being, and it is fun to do. So grab a friend or two, crack some jokes, and laugh away!