4 Reasons Why You Should Laugh
Ohhh and I’m not just talking about any ol’ laughter, I am specifically talking about
laughing at yourself.
I am a person that tends to make some minor mistakes when walking.
I have been known to trip and fall up stairs.
Fall over the air underneath my feet.
And I bust up in laughter. I always knew laughter was good but laughing at myself, woah now!!
1. IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEART – LITERALLY
Cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore completed a study in 2009 that revealed laughing and with an “active sense of humor” can literally protect against a heart attack. It was also reported to help prevent heart disease.
2. IT MEANS YOU CAN HANDLE LIFE BETTER
Dr. Willibald Ruch, Swiss humor expert from the University of Zurich, says a cheerful person seems to be more resilient against negative events and is more able to face adversities in life with a smile.
3. YOU CAN MANAGE PAIN BETTER
Laughter builds resilience as well. The Scientific American attributes endorphins released during laughter to pain relief.
4. IT BOOSTS YOUR SHORT-TERM MEMORY
Researchers from Loma Linda University conducted a study examining stress levels and short term memory of adults in their 60s and 70s where one group sat in silence and the other watched funny videos. Well, the humor group showed much higher improvement in their abiity to remember things, 43.6 percent, compared with 20.3 percent in the other group.