1. A healthier heart
“It’s good for your heart! One study showed that people who have heart disease tend to laugh less than people who don’t. They also responded with less humor to normal life situations.”
2. Creating positive relationships
“One of the greatest benefits of laughter is that it brings people closer together. It can relieve anger and anxiety while restoring positive feelings. Laughter can break the tension in a tough moment and pave the way for finding solutions to relationship problems."
So if you’re getting a little bit crabby with each other, have a Laugh Argument instead! Guaranteed to relieve the tension! Need inspiration? Watch this!!
“Make work fun. Humor in the workplace (appropriate humor, of course) is a great way to boost creativity and productivity, and strengthens teamwork and morale.”
Laughter really can invigorate and motivate teams. See more from the Stanford Graduate School of Business:
“Relieve stress. It probably goes without saying, but it’s such an important benefit it’s well worth mentioning: laughter is a huge stress reliever! Stress is one of the top causes of modern disease, so this might be why laughter has so many health benefits. It relieves tension and gets oxygen pumping through the whole body, which is exactly what you need when you’re stressed out.”
5. Pain relief
“Stop pain. Laughter raises endorphins, chemicals in your brain that are tied to pain relief. Researchers at Oxford University found a dose-related laughter effect–the more people laugh, the less pain they feel.”
6. Lifting our spirits
“Fight depression. Everyone knows that laughter can lift your spirits, but it can go deeper than that. Research shows that laughter aids depression recovery, and people who laugh more become depressed and anxious less often. People who use humor as a coping mechanism generally have a more positive view of life, which can help prevent feelings of depression.”
7. Boosting immunity
“Laughter can improve immune system activity, while stimulating circulation and oxygen uptake throughout the body.”
8. Helping those with Cancer
“The Cancer Treatment Centers of America use laughter therapy to boost immunity, relieve pain, and improve moods in cancer patients.”
Check this out… Dealing with Cancer: Laughter works DVD
9. Sleep tight
“Get better sleep. A study in Japan showed that laughing more in the evening actually improve sleep quality. So watching a little of your favorite sitcom or reading a funny book before bed might help you catch some more shut-eye!”
Or do as we do and just laugh for no reason at all!
Laugh lots today and sleep well tonight :)
Mandy and Stephanie xx
Article source: http://www.worldhealthinfo.net/2014/12/9-very-real-benefits-of-laughter.html