Keeping positive is very important. Positive thinking can play a role of great motivator for us to make thousands of new achievements. Laughter can make us feel better and play a role of an excellent stimulant for our brain to focus on something, after a brief relaxation in the form of laughter. Followed by a burst of endorphins in our brain, laughter is considered the basic emotion essential for our survival and success. Laughter can help us establish strong bonds with the people around us, not only our friends and family, but also total can complete strangers, and even antagonists. Those who laugh and like laughing are usually more friendly and more easy going people, with great attitude to life and feeling happier about the world around.
Healing effects of laughter are very well known and thoroughly studied. It is reported by the scientists at the University of Maryland Medical Center, laughing should be considered a great natural technique to improve blood circulation, increase blood flow to the most of important organs and systems, this way strengthen our health. The same study has shown that laughter can be used for strengthening blood vessels and reducing the risks of many serious diseases like diabetes, obesity, and others. A good laughter has scientifically proven pain killing effects, it can improve the function of our immune system, and even has slight anti-inflammatory effects. Laughing is a great way to naturally burn calories and reduce body mass, as well as a way to exercise our heart and lungs.
The effects of laughing on our mental and psychological health are not less significant. A famous business coach and Life Mentor Craig Holiday underlines amazing properties of laughter as a powerful healing technique for many unwanted physical and psychological conditions. “I have beaten, sadness, pain, depression, and even some physical ailments by laughter,” Holiday writes. Laughter is a unique way to prevent stresses and depression, two very common conditions that affect our life to a great extent. “In a fastpaced world, stress-related diseases are on the rise. More than 70 per cent of illnesses are related to stress. To escape stress, people turn to alcohol, smoking and drugs. If only they realized the wonder medicine of laughter!” says Dr. Kataria Gupta, a cardiology expert at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals.
Unfortunately, in our times a good laughter has turned into something rare. It is estimated that only 50 years ago people used to laugh about 18 minutes a day, in recent years this time has decreased down to 5-7 minutes a day giving us almost no opportunity to enjoy therapeutic effects of laughter. According to the information from Corriere della Sera, today’s children laugh 300-400 times a day, an their life is much easier and more pleasant! Why do we forget about such a simple way to get happier? Do you know that 61 per cent of modern men think that a laughing woman looks more attractive and beautiful. Do you know that laughter can help increase our productivity by 54 per cent, and our creativity by as much as 57 per cent?
Laughing for just 15 minutes a day can help you lose 2 kilos of fat every year. Specialists estimated that watching a very good comedy movie can help us burn as many calories as we would during a 1-km walk. By laughing just 10 minutes a day you can substantially decrease your risks of hypertension and depression, which, in turn, can lower your risks of suffering from serious diseases like heart disease or heart attack by 44 per cent. Claudio Mencacci, a chief of the Department of Neuroscience in Fatebenefratelli hospital in Milan claims that a regular good laughter can save our lives. Long live laughter! Use this unique emotion to live a healthier and happier life!