All the Great Reasons to Laugh Out Loud

By Carolin 

In the 1930:ties the French laughed for over 19 minutes a day.
Today they  for less than 1 minute.

laugh out loudWhy did we stop laughing?
Why do we feel that we have to be so serious?

Sometimes we put on a role. “A lawyer has to be serious.”
But image what an impression a funny lawyer would have.

I think this is also about not stopping and noticing the little things in life? We are just too busy. And maybe we take ourselves too seriously.

There are tons of reasons to laugh:laughing

Laughing increases the level of hormones that makes us healthier like endorphins, and neurotransmitters.

Laughing relaxes the body and reduces problems associated with high blood pressure, strokes, arthritis, and ulcers

Laughter strengthens our immune system and activates the will to live.

Laughter may even fight heart disease. A study found that people with heart disease were 40 % less likely to laugh in a variety of situations compared to people of the same age without heart disease.

Laughing will let people notice you.

Laughing is very contagious and helps you connect with other people. Try this:

laugh, laugh, laughA joke will get your point across more easily.

Wrinkles of laughter are much nicer than those of a hard-set face.

Laughter exercises you face muscles – less wrinkles.

Laughter is great exercise for your abs, back and even your shoulders.

Laughing also exercises heart and respiration.

Laughing is an effective way to reduce stress. It reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, adrenaline, dopamine and growth hormone.

A laugh or even a smile brings the focus away from negative emotions like anger and guilt.

A laugh help us to “forget” about physical pains.

You simply become more positive and feel better!

Did you know that:
“Laughing 100 times is the equivalent to 10 minutes on the rowing machine or 15 minutes on an exercise bike!”

Here are some ideas on How to start laughing:

  1. Smile. If you’re smiling you’re already half way there. It’s much easier to burst out in a laugh if you’re already smiling.
  2. Read funny bookslaughing in love
  3. Watch funny movies and shows. AFV always makes me laugh out loud. So simple and so funny.
  4. Visit funny sites on the web. Search for “funny”, “comedy” or “jokes” and you’ll find endless list of great sites that can make you laugh.
  5. Make others laugh and you will laugh too.
  6. Collect jokes. Keep a small note book with jokes you like. Tell them to your friends and  write down the new once that make you laugh.
  7. Take yourself too seriously. Take a step back and try to find the humor when you find yourself in a difficult situation.
    Try Laughter Yoga

I hope this post made you smile!

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10 Responses to “All the Great Reasons to Laugh Out Loud”

  1. Jack on March 11th, 2009 11:52 pm

    Hi Caroline,

    This post indeed, made me smile :-) I agree that we do tend to take ourselves too seriously, most of the time. As they say… laughter, truly is the best medicine. Thanks for the post.


  2. Coryelle Kramer~Animal Communicator on March 13th, 2009 10:12 am

    Hi There! One of my favorite subject in the whole world. I love to laugh, my friends and I have laughing jags that last for what seems like hours at a time. It is a great feeling it is a healing feeling and it is one of the reason why we were put here in the first pace to laugh and enjoy the moment. When we laugh we are truly open and expecting only good to come to us. Laughing is healing. I thank you so much for this post!

    Coryelle Kramer~Animal Communicators last blog post..Reiki and Pets: a Reiki Bubble

  3. Rich Day on March 15th, 2009 5:00 pm

    Laughing is something I love to do. I laugh easily whereas my wife does not. If I can make her laugh, it means anyone else would think it was very funny. I can use her as a testing platform for any jokes I want to try out.

  4. Lola Fayemi / Nourishment ...... on March 17th, 2009 1:19 pm

    Thanks for making me smile, it’s so very important and feels SOOOO good.

    Lola Fayemi / Nourishment ……s last blog post..Change your money vibe – FREE teleseminar

  5. Joe from motorcycle clothing on April 19th, 2009 9:16 pm

    So true! People don’t laugh enough, I don’t laugh enough and I wish I did. I know my action point for this week. Laugh at least 3 times a day!

  6. Fernando from Humor Tribe on June 25th, 2009 4:45 pm

    So true! People don’t laugh enough, I don’t laugh enough and I wish I did.[2]
    P.S: Nice Horse, ^^

  7. Carolin on June 28th, 2009 6:45 pm

    Thanks, I like it too.
    I think we have to actively look for things that will make us laugh. For example, make it a routine to read the comics each day just like you read the news.

  8. Joel from Vintage Rock Concert T Shirts Store on August 21st, 2009 2:11 pm

    A few things that almost never fail to get me to laugh are 1) Out-takes from newscasts, TV shows, or movies, 2) Most Bill Murray characters, like the groundskeeper in Caddy Shack, and 3) And Freudian slips, which sometimes ties in with item #1 (BTW… The thing that ruins potentially good comedy for me, every time, is a laugh track.)

  9. horde guide on December 30th, 2009 9:44 am

    laughter = good health. I am almost always in the mood for a good healthy laugh. I also find fantasy role playing a good outlet too. I favor on-line games, pretending to be part of the horde army in the World of Warcraft game works for me. But laughter is the best cure.
    .-= horde guide´s last blog ..Horde Guide – Best One I Found =-.

  10. Alex Styles, Depression on May 3rd, 2010 3:37 am

    We are all too busy being serious. I agree that more people should laugh.

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