Boosts Immune System 增强免疫系统
Laughter not only makes you feel good, but it helps boost your immune system too.
The Department of Clinical Immunology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, found that laughter decreases serum cortisol levels (stress chemicals), increases T lymphocytes, and increases the number of natural killer cells.
These results suggest that laughter stimulates the immune system and ultimately makes you healthier.
Increases Attractiveness 增加魅力
A study by a Canadian University found that laughter makes you more attractive to the opposite sex. The study found that smiley people seem more approachable, plus when you laugh, your blood supply increases, causing a rosy glow to the skin, making it appear more youthful and appealing to look at.
Provides Pain Relief 缓解疼痛
Researchers at Oxford University found that laughter can act as an effective pain reliever. Laughter release the feel-good chemical endorphin and it acted like pain relief to the participants.
Helps Keep Heart Healthy 笑能保持心脏健康
According to a recent study by cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, laughter, along with an active sense of humor, could help protect you against a heart attack.
The 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.
这项研究发现，相较于那些没有心脏病的同龄人来说，有心脏病的人在各种场合笑的次数要少40%。 Another study by Dr. William Fry, associate professor of clinical psychiatry at Stanford University, claimed that laughing 100 times a day is the equivalent of 10 minutes of rowing. The study also found that laughter increases the heart rate, improves blood circulation, and works muscles all over the body.
Keeps You Fit 保持健康
A study by Loma Linda Universityfound that “mirthful laughter" reduces the stress hormones cortisol and catecholamines, much the same way that moderate physical exercise does.
They also found that a good belly laugh positively effected two hormones that regulate appetite, leptin and ghrelin, meaning it could also help decrease appetite.