10 Benefits Of Laughter
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
We believe in setting people on fire - metaphorically, of course - with truly useful knowledge. Hopefully you're laughing, or at least chuckling to yourself right about now, and if you are, it means I've already managed to touch your life in a positive way. Recent years have brought about increased interest in things like laughter yoga, laugh therapy, and many more; all based on the idea that laughter is hugely beneficial to our lives.
Our bodies need sleep, and if we don't get enough of it, it can affect our day, lead to stress and even depression. Unfortunately in today's world the pressure from work and family life can affect one's sleeping patterns, which leads to erratic sleep and even insomnia.
Scientific research in the field of sleep and insomnia is confirming that laughter can help improve our sleep patterns by relaxing the mind and body. It's even been shown to improve the effectiveness of insomnia treatments.
Your heart is a muscle and, like any muscle in your body, it gets stronger and functions better when exercised. Regular laughter is like getting a gym membership for your heart. It increases vascular blood flow and the functioning of blood vessels, which results in increased oxygenation of the blood. This reduces the risks of a heart attack and boosts your cardiovascular health.