Doctors consider sincere joyful laughter an excellent alternative to running.
Doctors consider genuine joyful laughter to be a great alternative to running because it can reduce blood pressure, stress and boost the immune system. Laughter affects our he alth in much the same way as moderate exercise.
Specialists from Loma Linda University of California asked a group of volunteers to watch comedy sketches for 20 minutes. At the same time, a powerful decline in the level of stress hormones, a decrease in pressure and bad cholesterol was recorded.
Curiously, laughter, like exercise, stimulates the appetite. All this gives doctors the right to consider laughter an excellent preventive measure that can reduce the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Laughing is especially helpful for older people who find it difficult to maintain the required level of physical activity.
Emotions and behaviors have a physical effect on our bodies, according to study author Dr. Lee Burke. “As ancient biblical wisdom says, laughter is good medicine,” says Burke. - It not only reduces the risk of heart attack and diabetes, but also regulates all basic vital functions in the body. It's important to de-stress after work, and laughter can help.”
Source:The Daily Telegraph