You roll with laughter with your friends, loved ones, loved ones and family, sometimes even with colleagues with whom you spend a large part of your day, but you don't really know what that joyful laughter is doing to your bodies!
Have you ever wondered why it is useful to laugh more often and what changes in the body during sincere and deep laughter?
Laughter burns calories
When you laugh loudly and heartily, your heart rate increases by 10 to 20%, which burns an average of 40 calories more, compared to a relaxed state. If you laugh for 10-15 minutes a day, your diet will be much more effective.
Laughter Yoga Exists
Strange but true! We know of different types of yoga, but all of them are physically related to the body, to the flexibility and posture through which we get peace and solitude of the soul, generally speaking.
Laughter yoga is something completely different, but again indirectly related to the body, because as we already understood, laughter affects the physical state of the body. Through guided techniques, Laughter Yoga instructors make their followers laugh, at first unconsciously and a little forced, but then uncontrollably and sincerely!
Laughter keeps the heart
We know that the heart is a muscle and needs to be well trained for its he alth! Laughter is a type of exercise that will not only give you a tight stomach, but also a he althy heart, because prolonged laughter increases the heart rate, which is a kind of exercise.
Laughter increases pain threshold
In a 2012 study, scientists found that a regular good mood accompanied by a good dose of laughter raises the pain threshold by several points. This is due to the rush of endorphins.
Your brain can tell real laughter from fake
Strange, but we always know when someone laughs from the heart, and when - out of politeness, hypocrisy or just force. According to scientific data, when you sneer there is more activity in the prefrontal cortex, which indicates that you are probably trying to understand what the other person is actually saying.
Some people suffer from laughing-induced asthma
And it happens more often than you think! In one study of 285 children with asthma symptoms, survey results showed that 31.9% of these symptoms started when the child laughed.
One of the most common triggers of asthma and respiratory problems in general is laughter, sharp coughing and rapid breathing.
Laughter helps blood vessels work better
Researchers from the University of Maryland and Stanford after conducting a study concluded that laughter can lead to a 22% increase in blood flow to important organs. It also increases the level of nitric oxide in the blood, which has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system.