Love and laughter are the best medicine that can help you feel better even when you’re not well. During these tough economic times, laughter is even more important than usual. Laughter not only changes your mood but also stimulates the brain, making you happier and less stressed.
It is a powerful form of communication that can make people feel better. It has been said to help reduce pain, improve sleep and even boost the immune system, according to experts at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. In addition, laughter, as an expression of joy and happiness, is good for your overall cardiovascular system as it stimulates different parts of the body such as muscles and endocrine glands, which produce hormones like dopamine and adrenaline.
Laughter helps relieve physical tension and anxiety because when we laugh we release endorphins — our brain’s feel-good chemicals — and this can reduce the perception of pain. It also improves our mood by increasing blood flow throughout the body, improving respiration and heart rate, which can help to relieve stress and tension.