Here six of the amazing health benefits of laughing:

  1. It can help relieves stress: Assuming you’re watching or listening to stand-up that you find humorous, the laughter can effectively reduce your stress levels. Research suggests that laughter relieves stress by initiating and then abruptly cooling down your stress responses. What’s more, simply anticipating a laugh can have powerful stress-relieving effects.
  2. It can help relieve pain: In addition to being a stress-reliever, stand-up comedy could also help with long-term pain management. Laughing can cause your body to produce natural painkillers and may also relieve pain caused by muscle disorders by interfering with the “pain-spasm” cycle.
  3. It can help boost your immune system: Trying to shake an annoying winter cold? In addition to that Alka-Seltzer, you’re trying to choke down, you might benefit from watching some stand-up. Some research has shown that laughter may increase the number of infection-fighting antibodies and boost immune cells. Likewise, positive thoughts and feelings — such as those released with laughter— have the potential to release neuropeptides, which help fight illness and stress.
  4. It can help reduce blood pressure: In addition to the health benefits mentioned above, laughing stand-up comedy can improve blood flow and reduce your blood pressure. In fact, two separate studies found that laughter improves the flow of blood through the body’s arteries, thus reducing blood pressure as well as subjects’ risk of a heart disease.
  5. It can stimulate your mind
  6. It’s a good workout: Speaking of physical exercise, however, it’s worth noting that watching stand-up comedy and laughing can be an easy workout, too.Of course, you probably shouldn’t try to substitute laughing for a solid gym workout, but it does have its benefits. Studies have suggested that10-15 minutes of laughing can burn about 50 calories — that approximately one Chips Ahoy cookie. In addition to burning a few calories, laughing also works your stomach muscles by causing them to expand and contract. It also works out your shoulders and exercises the diaphragm and heart.