Inspired by Urban Health. =)

  1. Laughter helps to control blood pressure and heart disease by reducing the release of stress-related hormones and bringing relaxation.
  2. Alleviates pain and gives a sense of well being by releasing endorphins, the body's painkiller hormones.
  3. Increasing stamina through increased oxygen supply.
  4. It reduces blood sugar levels, increasing glucose tolerance in diabetics and non-diabetics alike.
  5. Effective antidote for depression, anxiety and psychosomatic disorder: laughter boosts the productions of serotonin, a natural anti-depressant.
  6. Ensure good sleep and reduces snoring because laughter is very good for the muscles of the soft palate and throat.
  7. Laughing is aerobic, providing a workout for the diaphragm and increasing the body's ability to use oxygen.
  8. Brings a happy glow to your face and makes your eyes shine with a thin film of tears which are squeezed from the lachrymal sacs during the act of laughter.
  9. It improves job performance, especially people whose work depends on creativity and solving complex problems.
  10. Clinical studies shown that laughter strengthens the immune system.
  11. Humor helps integrate both hemispheres of our brain, for the left hemisphere is used to decipher the verbal content of a joke while the right hemisphere interprets whether it is funny or not.
  12. Laughter helps your blood vessels to function better. It causes vessels to relax and expand, increasing blood flow and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. In other words, it is good for your heart and brain.

Shall we laugh, now?