Feel well with laughter

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Laughter is contagious — it spreads much more quickly than a cough or a cold and is one of the most effective, efficient “medicines” known to humankind.

We introduce you to few fascinating facts that you may not be aware of about laughter:

1. Good for your memory

According to a study by the Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore, USA, laughter with learning can result in higher test scores. Humor also boosts your creativity and focus.

2. Improves immune function

Laughter helps T-cells become more efficient and increases the number of antibodies in your body. When you laugh regularly, you are less likely to experience the negative effects of stress and anxiety.

3. Triggers endorphins

Laughter increases the body’s production of endorphins, the “feel-good” chemicals that provide a sense of wellbeing and can – by interacting with the brain’s opiate receptors – help overcome pain.

4. Helps protect your heart

Laughter improves your blood flow, which reduces your chance of suffering from a heart attack or other cardiovascular conditions.

5. A natural muscle relaxant

Because laughter reduces physical tension, it can leave your muscles feeling relaxed for 45 minutes. Humor allows you to “recharge” your body by distracting yourself from negative thoughts.

So here is it, laugh out loud and enjoy it, you will be amazed by a difference how you feel and how you influence other people. We recommend to try some of our fitness classes, whatever you prefer, that will put a smile on your face a minute you start.

Holmes Place Team

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