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Laugh to Heal: The Free, Fun, and Easy to Use Medicine

Updated: May 19, 2022

Laughter is good for the body and mind. Not only does it help to make you happy, but it also serves to make you healthier.

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Would you like to heal yourself? Laughter can be the best medicine, so let's discuss it! What is laughter and what are the health benefits of laughing? From laughter yoga and other activities, we'll discuss why it's important to laugh and how you can use laughter in your life. Let's laugh it up!


Laughter is the best medicine. It is often said that laughter is the best medicine and many people can attest to that. There are many health benefits associated with laughter, and even those who suffer from chronic pain or illness can benefit from the release of endorphins that come from laughing.


Here is a list of some of the health benefits of laughter:


1 - Increases blood flow


Laughter increases blood flow by 20 percent, which increases the amount of oxygen that gets to your heart and blood vessels. This can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.


2 - Lowers stress levels

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Laughing releases endorphins, the feel-good chemicals of the brain, that promote an overall sense of well-being, therefore, improving mood and decreasing stress.


3 - Boost the immune system


Laughter may help to increase your immune system activity by reducing stress hormones, increasing immune cells, and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your disease resistance.


4 - Decreases pain

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Endorphins released from laughter also decrease pain in your body by acting as a natural painkiller. A study by UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the nonprofit organization Rx Laughter showed that children with cancer were able to tolerate pain for longer periods by watching comedy shows.


5 - Burns calories


Laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn 40 calories. And when summed up, it translates to 4 pounds in a year. So, the more you laugh, the more calories you burn.


6 - Increases oxygen intake

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Every time you laugh, your lungs expand to let more air inside. This increases the oxygen intake, which your body's cells need to function properly.


7 - Improves memory


Laughing can help you keep information better due to better blood circulation, increased oxygen intake, and relaxation.


8 - Relaxes the whole body


When you laugh it helps you relieve your body’s physical tension and stress, and your muscles can stay relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.


9 - Improves social relationships

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When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. And help you and others to feel more relaxed about difficulties that you are facing, and work the situation more positively. This helps your general mental health.



Laughing is healthy. It's good for your body and mind. Laughter is contagious. When we hear laughter, we can’t help but join in. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use! So, let’s get infected and laugh!


And as always, stay healthy and come back for the next topic.

 

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Your post was really helpful, I enjoyed reading it. I do agree that laugher does help your body to heal. In the movie The Secret, it was a woman that said she was healed from Cancer simply from laughing and watching funny movies.

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Dr. W. Santiago
Dr. W. Santiago
May 11, 2022
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Yes, let's take advantage, and laugh more often. Thanks for commenting!

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Krystian Howe
Krystian Howe
May 11, 2022

Laughing is amazing. When I have nightmares, I get up and watch some "I Love Lucy" and I feel better so much faster!

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Dr. W. Santiago
Dr. W. Santiago
May 11, 2022
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Let's keep laughing. Thanks for commenting!

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vizanne
vizanne
Apr 06, 2022

Laughter is so great at healing everything, and it is infectious too. Whenever I see my kids laugh, even if I'm mad or sad at the very moment, my mood would instantly change, and it makes me feel so good when I laugh.

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Dr. W. Santiago
Dr. W. Santiago
Apr 06, 2022
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That is true. Nothing better that being infected with the laughter of a child. Thanks for commenting!

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faith emeafu
faith emeafu
Mar 26, 2022

omg i also heard the more you laugh the longer you live

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Dr. W. Santiago
Dr. W. Santiago
Mar 26, 2022
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Yes, let's make the longest living society ever! Thanks for commenting!

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Thank you for this!

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Dr. W. Santiago
Dr. W. Santiago
Mar 19, 2022
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You are welcome!

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