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World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day
This day celebrated worldwide on the first Sunday in May. The first celebration was on January 11, 1998, in Mumbai, India, and was arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria.
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  • The benefits of a good laugh are wide-ranging and can include protection from emotional issues and improving the health.

  • DEPRESSION: Although you probably can’t laugh off depression, one of the many benefits of laughter and a sense of humor is that hey buffer you against the negatives of life that could lead to depression. As an added bonus, studies show that people who use humor to fight stress also feel less lonely and more positive about themselves.

  • CANCER: Studies show that people who laugh a lot also tend to be in good health and generally feel well. Laughter is also one of the most commonly used complementary therapies among cancer patients, who find that one of the benefits of laughter is an improved quality of life.

  • HEART: Laughter could be healthy for your heart, too. Some research shows that when you laugh, there is an increase in oxygen-rich blood flow in your body, possibly due to the release of endorphins, which create a chemical rush that counters negative feelings and stress.

  • CONSCIOUS EFFORT: Sometimes you have to make a conscious effort to laugh. If you’re facing tough times such as a tight budget, work stress, or an illness, it may help to learn techniques to bring the benefits of laughter into your life. Spend time with an amusing friend; watch a funny movies/sitcom; read a hilarious book; go places that help you remember good times… yoga breathing techniques and exhalation too create a self-induced laugh that provides all the benefits of laughter rooted in humor.

  • Important Note: The articles presented are provided by third party authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of They should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis. Consult with your physician prior to following any suggestions provided.

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