Laughter is a daily part of life. We’re serious when we say that laughing is one of the best medicines. A laugh a day keeps the doctors away, perhaps?
What exactly is a laugh? Psychology Today says that “laughter is primarily a social vocalization that binds people together.” Interesting, right?
What does laughter do to us? Here’s some physiological benefits to laughing:
- The act of laughing increases your blood flow. Elevated blood flow increases healing rates, and sends oxygen to your brain and organs.
- Laughing may help combat infections, helping the ill get back to health faster.
- Laughing can aid in regulating blood sugar levels in your body – an important function. How sweet!
- Research correlates more frequent laughing to better sleep and relaxation.
- Laughter can boost your brain chemistry in all the right ways, reducing feelings of depression and anxiety.