A Contagious Disease I Am Happy To Contract


-Mark Twain


The sound of laughter is one of the only infectious agent which is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle or sneeze; that a man should not be afraid of contracting. Laughter when shared also shares happiness and intimacy thereby binding people together.

According to research, when we laugh we activate multiple areas of our brain including the frontal and occipital lobes. Also, our blood pressure levels get lowered and our abdominal, diaphragm, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles are all actively engaged.

Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress.

Hence we can easily say that laughter is the best form of therapy as it is fun to indulge in, free of cost and easy to use!!

Laughter is a physical activity whose result is an increase in the movement of lymphatic fluids which facilitates the immune system in more effectively clearing cellular waste. It also helps to boost the oxygen levels in the blood and facilitate blood circulation in the body which in turn inhibits the growth of parasites, bacteria, and cancer cells.


A scientist quotes that:

“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”

Laughter promotes emotional and mental wellbeing and gives a positive eye to deal with difficult situations, disappointments, and loss.

Laughing with others is more powerful than laughing alone!!

A cheerful giggle or a side-splitting laugh has the capacity to turn a chilly unfamiliar atmosphere to a warm and friendly one.

Laughter can reduce stress hormone levels and relax the whole body.

A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress by reducing the level of stress hormones your body produces, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Also by decreasing the stress hormones, it helps in increasing the productions of immunoglobulins or the antibodies which are the immune cells that improve the resistance and also fight against the disease.

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Laughing lowers blood pressure levels and protects the heart

Laughing will reduce your risk for heart diseases like stroke and a heart attack since it helps in lowering the blood pressure levels in the body.

Laughter is a great form of cardio exercise, especially for those who are incapable of doing other physical activity due to injury or illness. It improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow thereby protecting you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. Also, it burns a similar amount of calories per hour as walking at a slow to moderate pace.

Boosts production of T cells

T cells are a type of immune system cells which when activated helps in the fighting of illness. When you laugh the T cell production is activated, thus laughing helps in preventing you from infections and diseases.

Triggers the release of endorphins

Endorphins are the body’s natural painkiller whose release is enhanced by laughing, and thus can help ease chronic pain and makes you feel better. Also, endorphins are natural feel-good chemicals that promote an overall sense of well-being.

Laughter is a good workout for your abs

One of the benefits of laughter includes toning of the abs. Laughing makes the muscles in your stomach expand and contract, similar to when you intentionally exercise your abs. The muscles which are not used while laughing in the meanwhile get an opportunity to relax. Adding a hearty laughter to your routine can give you a toned tummy.

Laughter is that shade of a bright color that lightens up your otherwise black and white picture….SO KEEP LAUGHING.


2 thoughts on “A Contagious Disease I Am Happy To Contract

  1. Never miss a chance to see a small baby laughing heartily…it will definitely make u laugh and lift your mood instantly….


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