You use more facial muscles to frown than you do to laugh so you may as well laugh and conserve your energy. At least that's what I thought before I began researching for this post. It seems that laughing is a full body workout using your,diaphragm, respiratory, abdominal, facial and leg and back muscles. Well who would have thought that? Laughing is indeed very good for your health and as I intend to be fabulous and fit I am liking what I am finding.
Laughter brings balance to all components of the immune system,helping fight disease. It reduces the levels of stress hormones in our body and increases killer cells that destroy tumours and viruses. Levels of disease fighting proteins increase as do T cells which are a major part of the immune system.
Isn't it amazing that something so pleasurable can be so good for us? Laughing also increases concentration of salivary immunglobulin A which in turn prevents infectious organisms reaching the respiratory system.
If only I had known that before I had my chest infection I would have had a right good belly laugh.
We all find humour in different things.One comedian may make you laugh and do nothing at all for me. I'm thinking here of Mrs Brown's Boys (Ros) which some find funny and I don't.
Children always make me laugh, the funny things they say and the way they laugh at something that's not remotely funny. My granddaughter just laughs because she loves laughing.
I think I'm quite funny at times and my husband says I'm most definitely not funny. Now, I think he just doesn't get my humour, he finds Laurel and Hardy hilarious and I cannot even crack a smile. That says it all.
|Billy Connelly makes me laugh|
Sometimes I laugh so hard tears run down my leg
(it wasn't me)
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
e. e. cummings