Laughter makes you feel good and the good feeling that you get when you laugh remains with you even after the laughter subsides. Humor helps you keep
a positive, optimistic outlook through difficult situations, disappointments, and loss.
To give your heart a healthy boost, watch comedies movies.
Comedic films are literally good for your heart, the researchers said, while movies in the horror, drama, or war genres, regardless of your cinematic tastes, can cause stress that damages your vascular function.
Humor is infectious the sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system
, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.
Laughter is good for your health
- Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
- Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
- Laughter triggers the release of endorphins. The body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
- Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
Other enjoyable ways to save your heart on movie night? Skip the popcorn and eat dark chocolate. Earlier research has established a link between cocoa-based confections and lowered blood pressure or improvement in blood flow, often attributed to antioxidants. However new research announced at the same conference this week finds that in 100,000 patients, with and without heart disease, those who ate the most chocolate had a 37 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease.