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Why Is It Good To Laugh? – ‘The Why’

Welcome to a new edition of The Why.

Everywhere you look the media is pushing you telling you who to follow, what to watch and when to watch it.   You’re even sometimes told how to do it all.  Truth is, here at American Live Wire we do a bit of that too.  The big difference is we also tell you why.

You ask the questions.  We provide the answers.

Why is it good to laugh?” you ask? You mean beyond the obvious? A cursory search of the web and a little bit of homework reveals several benefits of laughter on which several sources agree.

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Why is it good to laugh? / Image: Mother Inc.

Why is it good to laugh?”   It gives you an overall sense of well being. Physicians have known for years that folks who have a positive attitude towards life are often easier to fight numerous diseases better than folks who have a negative outlook on life.

Why is it good to laugh?” Laughing reduces your stress hormone levels. Reduction in stress hormone levels also reduces the negative effects anxiety has on your body. This could also help improve how well your immune system works.

Why is it good to laugh?” When you laugh endorphins are released. You’ve heard the axiom: “If I don’t laugh I’ll cry”? That works well here because endorphins are the body’s natural pain killers. So laughing actually aids in easing chronic pain and thus makes you feel better.

Why is it good to laugh?” Laughing lowers blood pressure. It therefore aids in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Why is it good to laugh?” Laughter improves your cardiac health. Laughing gets your heart pumping. Experts say it burns calories at the rate as “walking at a slow to moderate” speed.

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Why is it good to laugh? / Image: BlissfullyAuthentic

Why is it good to laugh?” It’s an “’ab’ workout.” When you laugh it helps tone your abs because when you laugh your stomach muscles expand and contract.

Why is it good to laugh?”   Laughing boosts your T-cells. When you laugh you activate these special immune system cells that instantly start to fend off illnesses.  Laughing out loud is good for you in more ways than most people know.

Why is it good to laugh?” Now you know.

You ask the questions.  We provide the answers.

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About Will Phoenix

W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.