Various studies have proven that laughter affects several body functions. Besides bring happiness, laughter can even increase your appetite.
There are several reasons why laughter good for health. As quoted by FoxNews, Wednesday (09/29/2010), there are some parts of the body that could feel the effects of laughter:
1. Replacing sports
Which muscles are not tense when she was laughing uproariously. Nearly all began in the face, abdomen and even the limb or edge like the hands and feet can participate tighten it.
Muscle contractions that occur increases heart rate and respiratory rate, because the oxygen demand for increased calorie burn. Certainly not as much as the real sport, so do not ever replace the habit of jogging one morning by watching comedy movies.
2. Improving immune
It is a law of nature, a low stress level is always followed by an increase in the immune system. Therefore, by reason of happy laughter may help prevent infection.
Belly shake that occurs when laughing reportedly also can accelerate the rate of metabolism, so that the fast body toxins released. Again, this provides more benefits for immunity.
3. Maintaining heart health
Recent research at Loma Linda University in California shows, comedy movie watching habits every day can raise levels of good cholesterol (HDL) by 26 percent within a year. This increase is to prevent the risks of heart disease and blood vessels.
Similar results were also obtained when the habit is tested in people with diabetes. As is known, heart disease is one of the most dangerous complication of diabetes.
4. Relieves pain
In patients with chronic pain, the effects of laughing actually only divert attention and did not heal. But in one study, laughter can make the most of the patients feel better and more vibrant in the face of illness.
5. Good for mental health
The release of endorphins increase when someone is laughing. This hormone is responsible for presenting a feeling of comfort, so potent to relieve stress.
In people with depression, laughter can get rid of negative feelings that push. Increased levels of endorphins are also useful for overcoming anxiety when experiencing depression.