The human body has the amazing ability to heal itself. In fact, a doctor who once worked for the New England Journal of Medicine reported that the human body is naturally able to fight off 85 percent of all illnesses people can come down with. Many doctors would add that a person's emotions and mental attitude may either support or hinder the body's ability to heal itself.
Studies focusing on the link between emotions and the body's immune system indicate that negative attitudes, thoughts, and emotions weaken or depress the body's immune response. On the other hand, positive attitudes, thoughts, and emotions like love, joy, laughter, and optimism support the body's immune responses. Particularly in the case of laughter, doctors have found clear evidence to back up the claim that laughter really is the best medicine.
First of all, laughing relaxes muscles. As one study showed, people were able to relax muscles more quickly after watching funny cartoons than after looking at beautiful pictures of nature. But you don't need a lot of sophisticated equipment to test this effect yourself. The next time you or someone you're with has a good laugh, ask them how they feel afterwards. Typically, people respond by saying how relaxed they feel.
Laughter also provides excellent exercise for your heart. After a good laugh, a person's heart rate is well above normal, and it remains high for up to 5 minutes. For this reason, some doctors refer to laughter as "internal jogging."
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