We’re thirty times more likely to laugh when we’re with other people than when we’re alone.
Eases Anxiety and Fear
Laughter brings the focus away from negative emotions in a more beneficial way than other distractions.
Prevents Heart Disease
One researcher claims it takes I0 minutes on a rowing machine for his heart rate to reach the level it would after just one minute of hearty laughter.
Facial muscles are toned & increase of blood supply to the face nourishes the skin, giving it a healthy glow.
Lower Stress Hormones
Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine & growth hormone.
Strengthens Immune System
Laughter increases immune cells & infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving resistance to disease.
10 – 15 minutes of laughter burns 5O calories.
Reduces Food Cravings
Laughter increases the secretion of endorphins, which can help reduce cravings for comfort foods.
Humor triggers positive feelings & fosters an emotional connection which creates a positive bond with each other.
Provides a physical and Emotional Release
Shared laughter adds joy, vitality, & resilience. Humor is an effective way to heal resentments, hurts, & disagreements.
Known to Lower Blood Sugar Levels
One study shows people with diabetes had lower blood sugar levels after eating a meal & watching a comedy compared to a tedious lecture.
Attracts Others to Us
Laughter connects us with others and is contagious.
Helps Defuse Conflicts
Humor shifts perspective, allowing you to see situations less threatening.