Hey, beautiful people! I hope you are having a wonderful day! You know, depression and anxiety have been some of the most major issues of the 21st century, especially among teenagers. And these diseases have been on the rise since COVID started in 2020. This is exactly why practicing good mental health is especially crucial, now. ✨
That leads me toward my topic today: laughter! ✨
You might not have ever thought about this, but, how often do you laugh? When was the last time that you laughed? Believe it or not, laughing actually has a lot of benefits that most people don’t even know about.
That’s why I wanted to share with you all The Power of Laughter, as well as why we should all laugh, more often.
So, are you all ready to discover all of that power? ✨
Let’s get into it!
- It reduces stress. ✨
This one is probably pretty easy to believe, since laughter is often associated with happiness and humor. When laughing, your brain released a chemical called ‘endorphins’, which is a feel-good chemical associated with, well, good feelings, such as joy or happiness. Let me tell you, this chemical is your friend! It can even temporarily relieve pain, physically or mentally.
2. Laughter burns calories. ✨
Are you trying to loose a couple of pounds, but you don’t feel like working out? Laughter might be a great alternative. Laughing for as little as between 10-15 minutes a day can cause you to loose 40 calories. This can add up to a loss of 3-4 pounds a year! Besides, most people wouldn’t mind loosing a couple of pounds.
3. It can promote bonding in relationships. ✨
You know those special moments in life, where you shared a good laugh with your parents or your best friend? Laughing can help you bond with other people, as it helps you able to overcome stress or conflict easier. It can really bring you closer to a person, and help you understand them better, in the process.
4. It boosts your immune system. ✨
Laughter can actually help make your immune system stronger, as it causes your body to release anti-infection hormones, that lowers your chances of contracting diseases or viruses. And, let’s be honest: with COVID-19 around, we all need as much protection as we can get.
5. Laughter may increase your life span. ✨
Yep. You read it correctly. According to a scientific study, people who laugh often outlived those who don’t laugh as much. You know, it can make a huge difference when your mind is healthy. Even lengthen your life.
Okay, y’all! I had so much fun talking about the Power of Laughter! Whether you watch funny vines on YouTube, or you spend some time with your funny parent, sibling, or friend, always remember to take some time everyday to, well, this picture pretty much says it all:
Have a wonderful, amazing, and laughter-filled day, amazing people! ✨