Constant stress and anxiety are more and more common both at work and at home and many people have accidently discovered that simple practices can lead to a happier and stress free life.
- Laughing can relax your muscles. This can be a great workout for your muscles and your heart as it takes many muscles to complete this task. You have the facial, muscles, the muscles in your arms, neck, truck and legs. Laughing can also relieve stress and up your metabolism, which in short can burn more calories and help you lose weight.
- Laughing can lower your blood pressure. A recent study at the University of Maryland revealed that laughing can dramatically improve the lining of patients blood vessels, and improved dilation of the blood vessels and improved blood flow by as much as 22 percent.
- Laughing can clean your lungs. The deep breathing associated with laughter can tend to empty more air from your lungs than is taken in and in effect cleansing your lungs.
- Laughing can provide great cardiac exercising. Laughing heartily 100 times per day can give you the same cardio benefits as exercising for 20 minutes a day.
- Laughing can reduce anxiety and anger. How can you be angry when you’re laughing?
- Laughing offers you great psychological health benefits as it boosts your self confidence and can give you mental strength to cope with conflicts and the challenges of your everyday life.
- Laughing can help boost your immune system. Laughing is important for the functioning of your various organs.
- Laughing can improve your cancer survivability. Laughing can increase the number and activity of natural killer cells which can directly attack tumor cells.
For most people life has been transformed into a serious matter by working long stressful hours, managing your finances, households, kids, etc. All of these can combine in creating the way we react to life. By practicing some simple suggestions you can add years to your life, and those around you, because laughter is certainly contagious.
“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.” ~Woody Allen