BY SOFO ARCHON
When we were children, we used to laugh all the time. Now, as grown-up adults, we’re most of the time serious, forgetting the power of laughter to transform our life into an awesome experience!
There are way too many good reasons to laugh and be humorous. Here are some of them:
1. Laughter boosts your immune system. Research studies have demonstrated that laughter can actually boost the immune system, increasing the number of antibody-producing T cells. Therefore, people who laugh often are less likely to get coughs and colds. In addition, laughter has also been found to lower the levels of at least four hormones that are associated with stress. So, If you laugh often, you will feel far less tense and anxious.
2. Laughter increases your creativity and learning. Another great reason why laughter is good for you is that it can help you be much more creative and learn new things more easily. Psychological research has demonstrated that students are far more likely to learn quicker from a teacher who is able to break the classroom routine with humorous stories. It has been found that a teacher who enjoys laughing and making other people laugh, creates a more relaxed and positive environment in the classroom, which is beneficial for the student. Also, it has been found that if the information presented can be associated with jokes or a humorous part, then students are more likely to remember the main points of the class.
3. Laughter makes you look young. Did you know that laughing requires as many as 15 muscles to squeeze facial muscles into a smile? Now what does this mean? It simply means that laughing actually helps increase the blood flow around the face, making you look and feel younger.
4. Laughter changes your perspective. The power of humor is that it gives us a more lighthearted perspective. Humor can make us view events as challenges, thereby making them more positive. Laughing at our mistakes makes us emotionally detached, and this helps us look at situations from a more clear, objective perspective.
“If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” ~Ludwig Wittgenstein
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