Why laughter is good news

By Shane Dean, Editor and Motivational Speaker, the Good News Brain

Laughter has been called a good medicine, and can give a quick boost to happiness and help you to feel good instantly. It is really good news.

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For starters, laughter is a stress-reliever, the biggest health culprit.

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Stimulates Organs 

The more you laugh, the more oxygen you intake through your mouth. The oxygen that goes into your body helps stimulate muscles, heart, brain, and lungs. 
This wonderful laughing therapy further signals the brain to produce more endorphins – ahealth-enhancing hormone.

Stress Management

Laughing reduces the production of stress hormones, including epinephrine, cortisol, growth hormone, and dopamine. A good laughing session can reduce the stress response that helps maintain the heart’s rate and body pressure.


Soothes Tension

Stress is one of the many reasons for tension in the body. If you’re experiencing it, then try out the free laughing therapy to get rid of it. 
Laughter helps in muscle relaxation along with stimulating circulation in the body. When this happens, the physical symptoms of tension automatically vanish from the body.

Boosts Immune System

A weakened immune system is a gateway for a lot of diseases. If you do not want to get sick, then laughter can help you improve your immune health.

The negative thoughts that a person has throughout the day cause chemical reactions in the body. 

On the other hand, having positive thoughts releases neuropeptides responsible for strengthening your immune system. 

Improves Mood

Along with therapy, a good laugh about people’s opinions might be a great way to fight depression and anxiety 

If you go through sudden lows and highs throughout the day, then try to focus on the good things around you that bring you happiness.

Laughing with People

Laughing with people is a great way to connect with them and share a good time. Having people around can help you in coping up with negative situations more confidently. It increases personal satisfaction as well.

Relieves Pain 

Did you know that laughing can help you in producing your body’s natural painkillers? Yes, it’s possible.

It releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Hence, it can temporarily relieve pain.

Emotional Release

Do you often feel the rush to cry or scream? Are you often in a bad mood?

If it’s the case with you, then try laughter. No one can stay angry or low when they are laughing. It’s a great way to feel charged again and forget about the worries for a while.

In short, laughing is an excellent therapy to boost good mental health. Furthermore, it brings you close to other people, which further influences your emotional health. It further allows you to see a situation more realistically without feeling overwhelmed by it.

In short, Jill Dando did it, we all can do it. Laughter really is a good medicine.

(Shane Dean is a journalist and motivational speaker)