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Benefits of Laughter

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Laughter is the best medicine. No joke. According to research compiled by the World Laughter Tour, laughter offers a number of medical and psychological benefits.

For example, laughter:

  • Decreases serum cortisol and provides and antidote for the harmful effects of stress
  • Reduces blood pressure and heart rate
  • Liberates immune boosters
  • Improves ventilation, which helps reduce chronic respiratory conditions
  • Releases endorphins that provide natural pain relief
  • Helps reduce symptoms of neuralgia and rheumatism
  • Helps move nutrients and oxygen to body tissues
  • Conditions the abdominal muscles
  • Relaxes muscles throughout the body
  • Changes perspective
  • Makes you feel good!
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