Every year, on the first Sunday of the month of May, World laughter Day is observed throughout the world for the benefits of laughter to mankind. In 2023, the day falls on May 7. World Laughter Day promotes world peace and the idea of creating friendship and brotherhood through the act of laughter.
As the world celebrates World Laughter Day, it is important to stress the importance of laughter to human body.
Helps in reducing cortisol
Laughter helps in reducing Cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress in the body, thereby initiating better health and emotions.
Aids weight loss
It also helps in aiding weight loss and promoting face and core muscle workout. It creates bursts of energy in the body, thereby creating better positivity and an optimistic outlook.
Improves cardiac health
Laughter is a great cardio workout, especially for those who are incapable of doing other physical activity due to injury or illness. It gets your heart pumping and burns a similar amount of calories per hour as walking at a slow to moderate pace.
T-cells are specialized immune system cells just waiting in your body for activation. When you laugh, you activate T-cells that immediately begin to help you fight off sickness. Don’t forget to add chuckling to your illness prevention plan next time.
Lighten tense situation
Laughter is the key to keeping your relationships exciting and fresh. Sharing other emotions only builds strong and lasting bonds, but laughter also adds to the joy, resilience and vitality of life. Humour is an effective and powerful means of healing resentments and disagreements.
It brings people together even during difficult times. Laughter is contagious and the more you bring it into your life the happier you and those around you will be, hence we should all embrace the World Laughter Day.