The Beauty of the Giggle
Got the giggles? If not, it might be time to step out of serious mode and take a walk on the silly side- for your health and beauty’s sake!
Why? It’s simple – laughter makes us feel great! It can improve your health, well being, beauty, and make your relationships closer and stronger. Laughter is also an excellent tool for dealing with stress or conflict. It improves your outlook on life, can defuse anger and help relieve sadness. Laughter can also boost your energy levels.
Laughter is shown to reduce stress hormones, which have been shown to accelerate aging and disease. It is a powerful tool to help you relax. A good belly-laugh can relieve muscle tension, making you feel more calm.
Laugher is a great anti-ageing treatment! When we laugh, we use a lot of muscles and it helps stimulate our immune system as well as heart and blood circulation, improves lung capacity and exercises facial and abdominal muscles. It also releases infection-fighting antibodies.
Medical studies have shown that 10 minutes of laughter can diminish chronic pain for up to 2 hours and laughing as little as ten minutes a day can lower your risk of heart disease by 10%.
Laughter also improves your outlook on life, encouraging an optimistic and positive attitude. It can carry you through the hard times, and help you bounce back from disappointments.
Best of all laughter contagious! So when you laugh you triger laughter in others, which leads to greater well being all round. So don’t hold back- look at the funny side and get your giggle on.