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Do you know what laughter has to do with health?

laughter and health relationship - AWRAQ (Community Leaves)

 Do you know what laughter has to do with health?

It is good and fun to share laughter with others, but did you know that laughter is beneficial for health, especially mental and psychological health?

Yes, laughter is a powerful medicine for health, as it works to bring about changes in the physical and emotional health of a person, by strengthening the immune system and reducing pain, and it increases mood in a positive way, protects against the harmful effects of stress and fatigue, and helps restore balance to health.

The physical health benefits of laughter:

Laughter relaxes the whole body:

A good, vigorous laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes.

Laughter boosts the immune system:

It reduces stress hormones, increases immune cells, and thus improves disease resistance.

Laughter releases endorphins:

These are natural soothing chemicals in the body that can temporarily relieve pain.

Laughter protects the heart:

It improves blood vessel function and increases blood flow, which can help protect against heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems.

Laughter burns calories:

In one study, it was found that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn about 40 calories.

The benefits of laughter for mental and psychological health:

Laughter relieves the heavy burden of anger:

Nothing relieves and reduces anger and conflict faster than common laughter. Looking at the funny side can put problems into their rightful perspective and reduce their impact on the individual.

Laughter helps you live longer:

A study conducted in Norway found that people with a strong sense of humor lived more lives than those who didn't laugh as much.

Laughter feels optimistic and positive:

Laughter helps an individual feel positive and optimistic, especially during difficult situations. It also gives him the strength to find sources of hope and meaning in the most difficult moments.

Laughter adds joy to life, relieves stress, improves mood.

Laughter improves social relationships:

It strengthens relationships and bonds, promotes social cohesion, helps reduce conflicts, and promotes teamwork.

Tips for trading laughter:😂

Laughter is contagious, as just hearing laughter prepares the mind to smile and join in the fun, which is something that makes it easier to use and share with others.

But how do you work to add laughter and fun to your life? Here is the following:

• Smile smiling is the beginning of laughter, and like laughter, it is contagious. When you look at someone or see something cute, smile.

• Count your blessings. The simple act of looking at the positive aspects of your life will distance you from the negative thoughts that prevent humor and laughter.

• When you hear laughter, turn to it. People are usually very happy to share something funny because it gives them a chance to laugh again. When you hear laughter, look for it and ask, "What's so funny?"

• Spend time with people who laugh easily and who routinely find a sense of humor in everyday events.

• Bring humor into conversations. Ask people, "What's the funniest thing that happened to you today? This week? In your life?"

Watch a funny movie or program.

• Share their toys and moments with children.

• Play with your pet if you have it.

• Read jokes and funny pages.

• Make time to play with your friends and do fun activities and games with them.

As children, we used to laugh hundreds of times during the day, but as we grow older, life becomes more serious and far from laughter. By introducing laughter into our lives, we will contribute to improving our lives on a physical and psychological level. Interestingly, laughter is a fun, free and easy-to-use medicine.

Prepared by: Tala Hourani - Psychologist


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