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Gelotology Is The Study Of Laughing And Its Effects On Human Body.

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Observed annually around the world, March 19th is National Let’s Laugh Day.

We have all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.”  This is the day to take your medicine.

Some studies have shown that laughter may boost your immune system, relieve tension and help you relax.  Who does not need any of those things in our busy and hectic world?

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can. ~ Elsa Maxwell

We don’t laugh because we’re happy — we’re happy because we laugh. ~ William James


  • If you’re laughing, you’re far more likely to be surrounded by others, according to research by laughter expert Dr. Robert Provine. The critical laughter trigger for most people is another person, not a joke or funny movie.
  • You’re More Likely to Laugh Around Others – Not Because of Jokes
  • Your Brain Can Detect Fake Laughter
  • Laughing Burns Calories 
  •  We laugh up to 30 times more when we are in the company of others than when we are by ourselves. When they say that laughter is contagious, they were really right!
  • Frequent and whole-hearted laughter actually helps your body to fight off harmful diseases. By altering the levels of cortisol in your body, laughing lowers our levels of stress and fights off things that might be harmful to us.
  • Laughing is a pretty good workout! When you laugh, you are strengthening muscles in your face, stomach, and diaphragm. It’s no substitute for the gym, but a bit of laughter does do the body good!
  • Believe it or not, there really is a science to laughing. In fact, the science of laughing and it’s effects on the body is referred to as Gelotology. 
  • A healthy laughter can help you to reduce pain and prevent infections.
  • It has been seen that there is a considerable drop in the levels of stress hormones after a good laughing session.


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