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Laugh Your Way Through Stress

By: Inter Valley Health Plan





Stress in all its forms can take its toll on us. Stress manifests in various ways, from irritability to emotional instability. It can even manifest itself in physiological forms, such as lethargy, rashes and even disease. Stress is a serious issue but fortunately, beating stress can be as easy as letting out a healthy chuckle.

You heard that right.

A burst of laughter can deliver numerous benefits for your emotional, physical and even spiritual state, all for free and with the barest minimum of effort. Read on to learn how you can get a better grip on your anxieties and stress by learning how to laugh more. 

What are the Health Benefits of Laughter?

We all know that sharing a good laugh is fun. However, only a few people take the health benefits of laughter seriously. Studies show that laughter causes positive physical and emotional changes in the body.  For one, it strengthens the immune system, lifts mood, increases a person's tolerance for pain and protects your body from the negative effects of stress. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension, relaxing your muscles for up to 45 minutes.

As you laugh, you also cause your body to release stress-busting endorphins, the same happy hormone that is produced by the body after a good workout or after eating your favorite chocolate bar. Endorphins increase your sense of well-being and even increase your tolerance for pain. Laughter also increases your body's ability to resist disease since it increases immune cells and antibodies in your bloodstream. 

How to Incorporate Laughter into Your Daily Life

As adults, we rarely laugh as much as we did when we were kids. This does not have to be the reality. Watch funny movies, funny videos and subscribe to funny pages on your social network so you can get your daily dose of laughter while at work, on your commute, or at home. Spend times with friends who make you laugh. Surround yourself with people who have the same sense of humor as you do. Cherish friends and family members who laugh easily. These people can help you develop a positive mindset that makes laughter so much easier to do. 

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