After a horrible day, it’s amazing what happens when someone makes you laugh. If laughter chases away the gloom, why aren’t we laughing more?
Laughter exercises our souls. When we laugh, our body releases endorphins that are natural pain killers. It leaves us feeling euphoric, as well as suppressing the stress hormone, epinephrine. Laughter discharges nervous energy, reduces stress levels, and physically and psychologically relaxes our body.
Laughter even exercises the cardiovascular system by raising and lowering you heart rate and blood pressure. It improves brain function by increasing memory and alertness, and increases oxygen in the blood stream, promoting healing. Additionally, internal muscles are strengthened as they contract and release.
I’m going to find ways to incorporate laughter in my life. I’ll watch a funny movie, make up jokes, or read the Sunday comics.
God created laughter for the benefit of our bodies. So, I plan to laugh loud and laugh often.
Laugh off your calories. I’m not kidding! Vanderbilt University conducted a study that showed you can burn up to 40 calories by deep belly laughing for 10-15 min. I figured after a few hours with my Fav-five, we probably come out even with a cinnamon dolce latte and we are definitely lighter of spirit. Hey, it’s the new laughter diet club coming to a Starbucks near you!
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