How to use laughter as an immunity booster and stress reducer

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Did you know that laughter is like a secret weapon that can reduce stress and boost our immune systems. You can take a minute to think back on those times when you had a day with your friends, laughing to the point of getting stomach cramps. You might have noticed how much more alive you felt in those moments and even after. We certainly do. Even watching a funny movie, skit or stand up comedy show. It’s almost like a healer that brings joy and happiness into our lives. So, let’s talk about how we can use laughter for our well-being.

First off, we need to understand why laughter is so amazing. When we laugh, it releases all these feel-good hormones in our bodies, like serotonin and endorphins.That’s when we feel like a rush of happiness washing over us! And these hormones not only make us feel good, but they also help reduce stress levels. Imagine  having a little cheerleader in your body, cheering you on and saying, “Everything’s going be alright!”

Now, here’s the thing. Life can be tough sometimes. We face challenges, deadlines, and responsibilities that can leave us feeling stressed and overwhelmed. But laughter is that tool that we can use to save ourselves from being drowned by all that. Whenever we find ourselves in a stressful situation, we think it’s important to take a little break and find something that makes us giggle. It could be watching a funny video, reading a joke, or even reminiscing about a silly memory with friends. Laughter is like an escape for our minds, allowing us to recharge and deal with those challenges with a renewed sense of positivity.

And let’s not forget about the amazing benefits laughter has on our immune systems. We all know that staying healthy and strong is essential, especially in today’s world. We’ve learnt that laughing  produces more anti-infection antibodies and T-cells (a type of white blood cell) in the blood that help protect us from infections. Also, when we laugh, our brain releases endorphins, reduces the stress hormone, cortisol, and reduces our blood pressure while increasing circulation. We think it’s incredible how something as simple as laughter can have such a powerful impact on our overall well-being.

However, it’s up to us to find ways we can incorporate more laughter into our lives. One of the easiest ways is to surround ourselves with funny people. You know those friends who always make the funniest comments without trying or can find humor in any situation? Being around them can instantly lighten up our spirits and fill our days with laughter. It’s like having your own comedy show right in your social circle! Although, you don’t want to make them feel like that is all they’re there for so please do take them seriously when they’re not joking and also make sure to check up on them too. Sometimes the funny ones are best at hiding what they’re dealing with.

Another great way to bring more laughter into our lives is to embrace the lighter side of things. Sure, life can get serious, but we think it’s important to find those moments of silliness and playfulness. Whether it’s cracking a joke, watching a funny movie, or even just dancing around like no one’s watching, these small moments of laughter can have a big impact on our well-being.

Lastly, we’d suggest actually trying out a stand-up comedy show. We’re sure there’s at least one comedian in the world that can make you laugh from the bottom of your belly. You just have to be intentional about finding them. They’re everywhere on TikTok, Instagram, the streaming apps and not to forget YouTube.

Moving forward, we can learn to embrace the power of laughter and incorporate it into our daily routines. Surround ourselves with funny people, seek out moments of silliness, and remember to find laughter even in the toughest of times. We just want to see you happy!


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