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4 Surprising Benefits of Laughter

Health • by Ryno Ellis • 19 July 2018
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Sure, having a LOL with your friends can be fun, but did you know that laughter can benefit your mental and physical health as well?

Laughter has been proven to boost your immune system, improve your mood and even help reduce pain. That’s why seeking more opportunities to laugh can benefit you in the long run.

Here are a few surprising reasons why laughter is good for your health:

1 Laughter releases endorphins which are more commonly known as the happy hormone. Endorphins promote an overall sense of happiness which has been proven to lower stress and relieve pain.

2 Laughter actually helps burn calories (this is the best news I’ve heard in a long time!). Studies have shown that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes can burn up to 40 calories. That, accumulated over a year, could help you lose a few kilos.

3 Laughter helps lower blood pressure and can improve your overall heart health. It also improves the function of blood vessels in the body and can assist in healthy blood flow. You can literally laugh yourself to good health. #mindblown

4 Laughter helps to build friendships and strengthen relationships. We simply cannot ignore the social benefits of laughter. The best part about it is that laughter is universal and can be shared across the globe to help build and strengthen relationships.

Laugh yourself to good health with GetSavvi Health

GetSavvi Health is teaming up with the Laughter is Lekker comedy show to bring you six shows at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

Laughter is Lekker is a stand-up comedy show showcasing the new and upcoming talent of Cape Town.

The lineup for the headline acts are:

26 July: Yaaseen Barnes > Click here to purchase your ticket.

27 July: Carl Weber > Click here to purchase your ticket.

30 Aug: Liam Bento > Click here to purchase your ticket.

31 Aug: Robby Collins > Click here to purchase your ticket.

27 Sep: KG Mogadi > Click here to purchase your ticket.

28 Sep: Phil de Lange > Click here to purchase your ticket.

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