8 genuine health benefits of laughter

A giggle, a chuckle, a guffaw, and a belly laugh have much in common. They are all scientifically proven to boost well-being. No joke! Here are a few of the ways laughter affects your body and mind:

  • Promotes the intake of oxygen-rich air, which stimulates vital organs, with increased endorphins released by the brain.
  • Laughter can ignite and cool down your stress response, helping you relax.
  • Laughter can stimulate circulation and help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.
  • Improved immune system via positive thoughts that can release neuropeptides that fight stress.
  • Laughter can relieve pain.
  • It increases one’s satisfaction, making coping with the tough stuff easier.
  • It improves self-esteem and helps you connect with other people.

Source: Mayo Clinic