Ten Benefits of Laughter


It is an innate human thing to laugh. We laugh at jokes, no matter how simple or crazy they are, mistakes, funny accidents, and even at people. We laugh because certain stimuli trigger us to do so. But more than just being a natural reflex, laughter also have a number of benefits to the body, personality and general well-being of a person. Here are ten amazing benefits of laughter:

1. Laughter suppresses negative emotions like depression, anger, grief, hate, anxiety, and stress. It lowers inhibitions, allowing the release of best-kept feelings. It also reduces certain stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. After a good laugh, one can feel a sense of freedom and well-being. As they say, if you can laugh at it, you can live with it. Besides, laughter brings the focus away from negative feelings in a more beneficial way than other distractions.

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