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Laughter as a Means of Relieving Stress? It’s Not a Prank. 


The health benefits of laughing are the same regardless of whether you’re chuckling at a comedy on television or quietly chuckling away at a newspaper cartoon. It’s no exaggeration to say that one of the best ways to relieve stress is to laugh. As far as reducing stress is concerned, more laughter and hysteria is just what the doctor prescribed. Here’s why:

Short-term benefits of a good chuckle are numerous (So why not make your friends laugh by giving them inappropriate gifts?). When you laugh, you’re not just reducing your mental burden, but you’re also affecting your physical health. Laughter can:

  • Activate a wide range of bodily functions. A rise in endorphins generated by the brain and an increase in oxygen-rich air intake are just some of the many benefits of laughter.
  • Your stress reaction is activated and relieved. Your stress response is activated and then deactivated by a raucous laugh, which can raise and lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
  • You get a great sensation of well-being.
  • Relieve stress. Stress-relieving benefits from laughter include increased circulation and lowered blood pressure, as well as reduced tension in the muscles.

The long-term impact – Laughter, on the other hand, is more than a temporary mood booster. In the long run, it’s also beneficial to your health. Laughter could:

  • Improve your body’s defences. Having negative thoughts can cause your body to become more stressed and weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to illness. Positive thinking, on the other hand, has been shown to trigger the production of neuropeptides that can help combat stress and, in some cases, more severe ailments.
  • To alleviate suffering, use analgesics. Laughter may help alleviate pain by triggering the body’s natural painkiller production.
  • Boost one’s sense of fulfilment. Laughter can also help people deal with stressful situations more effectively. It’s also a great way to meet new individuals.
  • Lift your spirits. Depression affects many people, particularly those with long-term health conditions. Laughter has been shown to reduce feelings of stress, despair, and anxiety, as well as to lift your mood. It’s also a good way to boost your self-confidence.

Your sense of humour may be improved

Are you concerned that you lack a sense of humour or that it is completely absent in your life? There’s nothing to worry about. Humour may be taught. Developing or enhancing your sense of humour may be easier than you think.Put a smile on your face! Find a few simple things that make you laugh, such as photographs, cards, or comics. Afterwards, either display them prominently at your house or workplace or save them in a file or notepad for future reference. Don’t forget to stock up on some light-hearted entertainment, such as comedic novels, movies, television series, or comedy videos. Visit websites with humour or watch amusing movies. Find some light-hearted podcasts to download and listen to. A comedy club is a good place to start.

Keira Gilmore
the authorKeira Gilmore