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World Laughter Day: Here are the health benefits of laughing

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What a good time to have World Laughter Day 2018 and boost those positive vibes. In a world full of uncertainty and disruption let’s take a break and laugh for no reason other than choosing to do so. We know laughter cannot fix or heal a problem but it can help you dissolve the feelings and improve your mood and help you take steps to being positive.

 

Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement, created World Laughter Day in 1998. The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.

 

World Laughter Day 2018

Maybe this is something you can do on World Laughter Day 2018 hehe try and see how it works. If that doesn’t work have a look in your area for what is happening and go and join in. Many Laughter Clubs will be doing something and it will definitely be a lot of fun. Imagine the energy of all the people laughter at the same time yay it would be awesome and just what the world needs right now.

 

Here are the health benefits of laughing:

 

Relaxes whole body:  Laughter relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

Boosts the immune system: Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

Triggers the release of endorphins:  the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Protects the heart: Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Burns calories: Laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn about 40 calories which could be enough to lose three or four pounds over the course of a year.

Lightens anger’s heavy load: Looking at the funny side can put problems into perspective and enable you to move on from confrontations without holding onto bitterness or resentment.

May even help you to live longer: A study in Norway found that people with a strong sense of humor outlived those who don’t laugh as much.

 

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