There IS a link between laughter and good health. You can laugh at this, but you’ll be healthier for it.
Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, which are natural chemicals your body produces that promote an overall sense of well-being. Endorphins have been shown to relieve pain.
Laughter can also protect the heart.
So, there is a link between laughter and mental health. Do you feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing.
I bet you don’t.
Endorphins are released when you smile; endorphins are still produced even if you are faking a smile or a laugh because your brain doesn’t know the difference between a real or a fake smile.
Known as the facial feedback hypothesis, your brain interprets your facial muscle movement in the same way.
So smile even if you have to fake it – your body will pump out some endorphins.
Keep Your Sense of Humor
In difficult situations, humor is an easy way to get in touch with your feelings and control them. I think that it takes a higher intellect to have a good sense of humor.
Laughing promotes a feeling of happiness and joy, and most importantly, laughing readjusts your outlook to a positive one. Solutions come from positive creativity. When you are positive, it is much easier to think creatively around a problem.
Laughter brings people together and can improve your relationships. Think about it – do you want to be around someone who is angry and negative or are you attracted to a group of people who are laughing and having fun?
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