Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can temporarily relieve pain.
The positive feelings and reduction in stress that result from laughter may enhance immune system function.
Laughter can have positive effects on the cardiovascular system. It may improve blood flow, increase blood vessel dilation, and reduce blood pressure, contributing to better heart health.
The act of laughing involves various muscle groups, and the subsequent relaxation of these muscles can last for up to 45 minutes after laughter.
Laughter may act as a natural painkiller by releasing endorphins and promoting muscle relaxation. It can be particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing chronic pain or discomfort.