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5 Reasons Why Laughing Can Be Good for Your Health!

Have you heard of the expression “laughter is the best medicine"? It turns out, there is actual truth behind these words. There is scientific evidence that has show that laughter can not only improve your mental health but your physical health as well!

So, how can a good laugh help my health?

  1. It reduces stress. Studies have shown that laughing can reduce the levels of stress hormones in your body like cortisol, dopamine, and epinephrine. At the same time, it can also increase endorphins and the number of antibody-producing cells which means laughing can help build a stronger immune system.
  2. It lowers blood pressure. High blood pressure is one of the most common and most dangerous side effects of stress. Research from a study done at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions showed laughter lowered blood pressure even more than music therapy.
  3. It can boost your immune system. Laughing has been shown to have immune boosting power by increasing immunoglobulin (IgA), which are antibodies that are vital for immune function. Researchers in one study found that humor in funny movies showed an increase of these antibodies and natural killer cells (NKs).
  4. It’s good for your heart. Researchers have also found that the heart and cardiovascular system can benefit from laughing. In fact, the American Heart Association actually recommends laughter for a healthy heart because it promotes reduced artery inflammation and increases the production of good cholesterol.
  5. It is good for your lungs. Having a nice, hardy laugh can lead to increased oxygen consumption, increased heart rate, and increased respiratory rate, which are all very similar to what happens in our body during exercise. It may not replace the gym but having a nice, deep laugh for at least 30 minutes can be considered exercise!

Enjoying a good laugh can do more than just make great memories. It can improve your health in more ways than one physically and mentally. Another great way to improve your health is to understand your health and how your body is functioning.

At Fibronostics, our passion for non-invasive digital diagnostics drives us towards creating solutions that allow you to monitor risk and detect disease, with the goal of eventually forgoing the traditional biopsies and scans currently common practice.

That’s why we developed the LiverFASt™ family of tests for monitoring risk and detecting disease in your liver – the largest organ in your body connected to many common health risks. Allow us to help you understand the health of your liver so that you can stay ahead of the silent killer of Liver Disease and live a happy, healthy life!

Contact us via email, or by phone at 1-888-552-1603 today to learn more about our LiverFASt™ family of diagnostic tests.

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