Laughter is a physiological response that involves rhythmic and involuntary action, and denotes merriment, happiness, or joy. Over the past several years , countless of studies have been conducted that show the positive effects laughing has on one’s physical and mental health.
There is a gaping chasm between the number of times the average child laughs each day as compared to the average adult. Our children are laughing between 300-400 times every day. Ladies and gents, we shouldn’t hold back on our giggles, laughs, smiles, guffaws and snorts. Not only does it release feel-good endorphins and boost our sense of well-being – it does amazing things for our heart health!
Endorphins are your body’s natural, feel-good brain chemicals. They can temporarily relieve pain and protect your heart by helping reduce blood pressure. When you lower your blood pressure, you reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.