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Smile, tomorrow will be worse!

April 7, 2010
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Zane Leite

Photo by Zane Leite

In thinking about reasons why people liek jokes, first thing that comes to mind is jokes are fun and fun makes us laugh.  Asking friends why they like to laugh there are few surprises. The most common answer is “It just makes me feel good”.

But why does it makes us feel good?

Lina says that she doesn’t worry about causes of natural reactions that makes her feel good.

If something makes me feel bad, then I think about the reasonsforf it, but if something makes me feel very good, I just enjoy it” – she explains.

There is no any other living being capable of laughing. It is not only the world’s common language but also an essenial component in maintaining good mental and physical wellness. Laughter is a physiological response to humour. Reccent research at the Stanford University in the U.S. shows that women laugh more at verbal jokes than at funny situations. Besides, women laugh longer than men.

There is quite a range of positive heatlth benefits from laughing. Simple laughter improves immunity, lowers a hormone that is produced by stress, stimulates blood flow, enhances respiration and also raises a pain threshold. But that’s not all goodness developed by laughter. A peal of laughter strenghtens the diaphragm and abdominal muscles and even burns calories. In a word, laughter makes us feel good. More about laughter impact on health is here.

People love to laugh and that’s why there is an industry built around laughter – jokes and sitcoms are made to get us laughing. Also there is an International Laughter Club that offers Laughter Yoga.

The power of laughter encouraged an Indian Physician Dr. Madan Kataria to launch the first Laughter Yoga at a park in Mumbai in 1995. This year Laughter Club celebrated its 15th Anniversary and has became a worldwide phenomenon with more than 6000 Laughter Clubs in about 60 countries. The idea of a Laughter Club is to bring a good health,joy and world peace through laughter. How Laughter Yoga  works is explained here.

Choose a comedy of Top 20 Comedy movies and make yourself feel good or watch this video and ensure that laughter makes laughter!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Madara Zvejniece permalink
    April 7, 2010 22:50

    I love this blog!

  2. Gunta permalink
    April 8, 2010 17:20

    Watch this :

    Good start for a day 😀

  3. July 31, 2014 12:06

    all the time i used to read smaller posts which as well clear their motive,
    and that is also happening with this article which I am reading here.

  4. September 28, 2014 16:37

    When someone writes an post he/she keeps the plan of a user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it.
    So that’s why this article is great. Thanks!

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