Health Benefits of Laughter


1) Lower blood pressure 

2) Increase vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood 

3) Give a workout to the diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles 

4) Reduce certain stress hormo nes such as cortisol and adrenaline 

5) Increase the response of tumor- and disease-killing cells such as Gamma-interferon and T-cells 

6) Defend against respiratory infections–even reducing the frequency of colds–by immunoglobulon in saliva. 

7) Increase memory and learning; in a study at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, humor during instruction led to increased test scores Improve alertness, creativity, and memory

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