7 Reasons to Laugh It Up Today
Not many, but it can help.
Firing up your brain:
For it to be funny, we must analyze and process jokes and absurd situations. A small I.Q. boost. (Don’t think about why the chicken crossed the road for too long)
Laughing actually brightens your mood through a chemical reaction in your brain.
The relaxed feeling you get after a fit of laughter is similar to the one you get after a workout. And it can last for up to an hour.
Immune system boost:
It increases your body’s production of antibodies and T-cells that fight off disease and boost your immune system. Laughing increases your pain tolerance and decreases your blood pressure too.
Stress levels plummet:
Stidies show people with a strong sense of humor become less depressed and anxious than those with a less developed sense of humor.
Laughing in a group forms strong social bonds.