Why Is Laughter So Good for Natural Stress Relief?

I know that laughter works as a natural stress relief method, but until recently, I was not sure why.  I read an article that explained how laughter increases the release of the “feel good” chemical known as endorphin, which promotes a feeling of happiness.

Laughter Stimulates a Wide Variety of Physical Responses

Another article I read pointed out that the flow of oxygen in the blood increases during laughter.  In addition, arteries relax, and the heart rate and blood temperature are lowered.  But that’s not all. There is evidence shows that during laughter the circulation increases and the skin temperature rises.   Separately, these physical response may not be impressive, but when combined all of these physical responses have a beneficial effect on both cardiovascular and respiratory health.

Laughter is good for you

By now you should be convinced that laughter is good for you.  It has the potential to help speed healing, and increase overall health and well-being, which makes it one of the best natural stress relief methods ever.  Best of all, laughter is FREE and has no side effects.

When was the last time you enjoyed some hearty laughter?  The kind of laughter that brings tears to your eyes. Full belly laughter, is an involuntary response of the human brain.  The best way to get that kind of stress relieving laughter is to watch comedies, listen to comedians, tell jokes or just participate in fun and silly activities.  Laughter is the BEST stress relief medicine!

About Darlene

Darlene is passionate and enthusiastic about helping women simplify their lives, develop stress resilience, regain balance, and find happiness, despite the personal storms life throws at them. She has published a popular series of stress management books which focus on simple, practical and healthy stress relief strategies, as well as provide FREE resources and services that help women become more stress-resilient.

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