During the current COVID-19 epidemic, many people may be worried about getting or spreading the virus, worried about loved ones, and sad, lonely, or socially isolated as a result of the necessity to be physically separated from others. In reality, in times of crisis, tension, despair, and anxiety are “par for the course,” so finding methods to inject fun and comedy into our days to help us retain perspective can be difficult. But it's worth a shot because, as they say, "laughing is the greatest medicine".
What we can learn from the research?
Adults who participated in laughing interventions like laughter yoga and laughter exercises, either alone or in conjunction with other activities, or humor interventions like skills training or viewing a funny movie were studied. These people were compared to individuals who went about their daily lives normally.
However, some data suggests that laughter can help people feel less unhappy and worried. The magnitude of the influence, on the other hand, is merely minor to moderate. Another plus for laughter therapies is that they may improve sleep quality slightly, albeit this favorable finding is based on only a few research included in the review.
Laughing more is a simple approach to have a better, healthier life.
Laughter is a physiological response to merriment, happiness, or joy that involves continuous and instinctive motion. Countless studies have been undertaken in recent years that indicate the positive impacts of laughing on one's physical and mental health.
Here are just a few of the numerous advantages of laughing more:
Laughter enables you to take in enormous amounts of air, allowing your blood to be oxygenated.
Laughter reduces stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline in the body, which helps to prevent sickness.
Laughter is good for your immune system.
Our bodies release hormones and substances that have beneficial impacts on our systems when we laugh. Endorphins, the feel-good hormone, is one of these molecules.
A minute of laughter burns as many calories as 6 to 10 minutes on the treadmill.
How to have an Increased Laughter?
Make a conscious effort to laugh more! Make a resolution, or set the intention, to laugh as much as possible. It's just as vital to establish goals to get more exercise, eat healthier, and drink more water as it is to make goals to laugh more.