09 Sep LAUGHTER TRULY IS THE BEST MEDICINE
Did you know that comedians are good for your health? Well, we all know that laughter is a tonic for our souls, but medical experts believe it’s also beneficial for our health. In fact, scientists have been studying why laughter is the best medicine for decades.
So, what exactly happens to our bodies when we let the laughter out?
Laughing aloud twenty times has the same impact on our bodies as a three-minute workout on a rowing machine. Our respiration improves, blood pressure lowers and muscles and circulation become stimulated. And our brain releases those wonderful feel-good happy hormones – endorphins.
It is worth noting no-one ever suffers heart failure from laughing too much compared with other aerobic activities.
2. Pain Relief
Laughter causes the body to produce natural painkillers. So next time you stub your toe, try and laugh it off.
3. Stress Reduction
Laughter lowers those nasty hormones associated with stress, such as cortisone, which leads to a greater relaxed state of mind and body. Laughter is particularly important in reducing depression and anxiety.
4. Better immune responses
Laughter increases the level of infection-fighting chemicals in our bodies.
Did you know?
- A child laughs 300 times a day compare to an adult’s 17 chuckles
- Adults peak with laughing between the ages of 18 and 34.
- Laughter is contagious. People tend to laugh more in groups.
- Fake laughing is as good as the real thing for our bodies!
Award-winning comedian Joe Avati could be just the tonic you’re looking for. So do your mind — and your body — a favour and enjoy watching a live comedy show melbourne for a full body workout!