kylie :)
kylie :)
There's nothing better that relieves stress than a good old, hearty laugh. Its contagious as much as it is infectious, and it just makes us feel so much better, and above all, its easy and its free! They say that laughter is the best medicine, this is true on many levels; physically - because it actually strengthens your immune system, boosts your energy levels, diminishes pain and lets you escape from the damaging effects of stress. It also has social benefits because of the contagious nature of laughter, it is shared amongst the whole group and helps the bonding process between peers. Haven't you realised how mush easier it is for a group to accept someone new if they are able to crack a good joke?

Laughter is good for your health! - Some extra facts:

  • Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
  • Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
  • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
  • Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.