Benefits of Laughter

By: Esther Vasa

Bible says, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" in Proverbs 17:22. No wonder studies show numerous health benefits of laughter. Indeed, laughter is the best medicine. Forget not to laugh everyday.

Laugh and Be Happy
Here are the benefits of laughter:
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Increases energy levels
  • An increase in performance, concentration and motivation is noticed
  • A decrease in levels of stress and an increased ability to deal with stress is observed
  • Decreases the levels of stress hormones like cortisol, beta-endorphin, and corticotrophin
  • Substantial increase of oxygen supply to the body
  • Helps to lift depression and even chronic depression is often cured
  • Creates high endorphin levels
  • Puts you in a great mood and reduces any aches and pains
  • Immune, digestive and sexual systems switched off by stress are switched on
  • Self confidence, communication skills and creativity are boosted
  • Your lymphatic system is massaged
Now, why not laugh and be happy?