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Laughter is the best medicine for stress relief
Mrs. Kalaivani S1, Dr. Mrs. Karaline Rajkumar2
1Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
2Principal, Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
Laughter is good for physical as well as mental health. We need to laugh more and seek stress reducing humor in our everyday lives. Laughter is the human gift for coping with stress and for survival. The elation that is felt while laughing is a great way of combating the physical effects of stress. When we laugh, our body relaxes and endorphins (natural painkillers) are released into the blood stream. When stress exceed it tends to produce various health problems. The physical health benefit of laughter yoga includes lowers stress hormones, decreases pain, relaxes muscles, prevents heart disease and boosts immunity. Mental health benefits includes it adds joy and zest to life, improves mood. Socially it strengthens relationships, enhances teamwork and promotes group bonding .Laughter is a reaction to certain stimuli, fundamentally mild stress, which serves as an emotional balancing mechanism of an individual, and acts as a best medicine to reduce the stress.
Laughter, stress, coping.
Kalaivani S, Karaline Rajkumar. Laughter is the best medicine for stress relief. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2017; 5(3): 262-264.
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