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Surprising health benefits of laughing

Published on May 25, 2022 07:03 PM IST
  • Laughing has a host of health benefits from helping you to relax to boosting your immunity.
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When was the last time you had a hearty laugh with your friends, family or colleagues? If you can't remember, you have not idea what you are missing. Laughing can help you relax, reduce stress and prevent us from getting anxious. It is also one of the natural ways to boost immunity and fight diseases. Also, if you are on a weight loss programme, it may help you burn some extra calories too. Pallavi Joshi, Consultant Psychologist, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi talks about all the health benefits of laughing.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 25, 2022 07:03 PM IST

When was the last time you had a hearty laugh with your friends, family or colleagues? If you can't remember, you have not idea what you are missing. Laughing can help you relax, reduce stress and prevent us from getting anxious. It is also one of the natural ways to boost immunity and fight diseases. Also, if you are on a weight loss programme, it may help you burn some extra calories too. Pallavi Joshi, Consultant Psychologist, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi talks about all the health benefits of laughing.(Pixabay)

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It relaxes the body and muscles and helps alleviate pain and stress. In a study, it was found that laughter improved the recovery process of the autonomous nervous system after a stress load.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 25, 2022 07:03 PM IST

It relaxes the body and muscles and helps alleviate pain and stress. In a study, it was found that laughter improved the recovery process of the autonomous nervous system after a stress load.(Unsplash)

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Laughter stops the effect of negative emotions. It prevents us from being depressed, anxious, angry, or sad. Also, it improves the energy level of our body so, we feel refreshed.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Laughter stops the effect of negative emotions. It prevents us from being depressed, anxious, angry, or sad. Also, it improves the energy level of our body so, we feel refreshed.(Unsplash)

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It boosts our immune system by increasing the number of immune cells, which helps our body with better resistance against diseases.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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It boosts our immune system by increasing the number of immune cells, which helps our body with better resistance against diseases.(Unsplash)

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Laughter triggers the release of good hormones like endorphins, which creates a better mood and feeling of being good.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Laughter triggers the release of good hormones like endorphins, which creates a better mood and feeling of being good.(Pexels)

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Laughter improves the function of our blood vessels which increases blood flow. Thus it helps to protect against heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Laughter improves the function of our blood vessels which increases blood flow. Thus it helps to protect against heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.(Pexels)

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It can burn some extra calories, so we can maintain a balance body weight by adopting this habit.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 25, 2022 07:03 PM IST

It can burn some extra calories, so we can maintain a balance body weight by adopting this habit.(Pexels)

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Laughing helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels and even it helps in better sleeping.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Laughing helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels and even it helps in better sleeping.(Pexels)

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Laughing helps people to be positive. People with humorous nature are found to live more.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 25, 2022 07:03 PM IST

Laughing helps people to be positive. People with humorous nature are found to live more.(Pexels)

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