Laugh | verb | :make the spontaneous sounds and movements of the face and body that are the instinctive expressions of lively amusement and sometimes also of derision. (Google)
It's the universal expression of joy and happiness, but here are some cool facts that you might not know about laughter!
1. Laughter is contagious! (Source)
They say when you laugh, the whole world laughs with you! And turns out it's true! During social interactions we are found to mimic gestures, movements and tones, and it's the same for laughter!
2. Laughing burns calories! (Source)
This one should be enough to generate a full belly chuckle! Laughing raises your heart rate and energy expenditure by 10-20%. It might not be much, but it's a good reason to keep on lolling!
3. Laughing can actually help ward off sickness! (Source)
Laughter alters the levels of cortisol in your body, and in doing so, lowers stress levels and helps your system fight off things that are harming you.
4. You can replace your morning coffee with a morning chuckle.
This might not strictly be true, but give it a go. Have a good laugh in the morning and see how refreshing it feels! We can definitely feel the good vibes!
5. You're hotter when you're giggling! (Source)
Studies show that when searching for potential mates, we find those who laugh often more attractive than those who don't!
Soooo, if there's anything to take away from that is to laugh long, laugh often and laugh loudly!