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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 262) Last page : ( 264)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00057.9

Laughter is the best medicine for stress relief

Mrs. Kalaivani S1,*, Dr. Mrs. Rajkumar Karaline2

1Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

2Principal, Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kalaivanipandiyan.77@gmail.com

Online published on 18 September, 2017.

Abstract

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.

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Keywords

Laughter, stress, coping.

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