“Laughter is the best medicine”

One of the most often quoted lines…and the famous Readers’ Digest jokes collection all of us would have read. I was just curious to know the physiological reason behind it. So, here goes.

Laughter helps promote healing in the body by lowering blood pressure and increasing blood flow. When we laugh, the production of T -cells that destroy tumors and viruses increase, and more Gamma interferon (which is a disease fighting protein) is released.

Laughter has been found to reduce the amount of stress hormones and help us cope with our lives better.

Now this is interesting…The diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg and back muscles all get a workout. Laughing one hundred times is equal to a ten-minute workout on a rowing machine, or fifteen minutes on an exercise bike.

So, the next time you feel too lazy for a workout, you know what to do!

6 Responses to ““Laughter is the best medicine””

  1. 1 Trish
    June 16, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Ha ha…. Just to say that love the posts and am a fan! Cheers! 🙂

  2. June 16, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    lol. who else are “authors” out here? 🙂

  3. 5 Trish
    June 18, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Will do Siddharth. Just when you help me out with the Google Reader bit?! (sorry for my ignorance)

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