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5 Health Reasons to Watch More Comedies

By Brandi Swieter

Although action or horror films might be a person’s forte, comedies should be essential to every movie-watcher’s list. De-stressing after a long day and finding ways to unwind is a goal for many, and comedies can help with that. Laughter has long been said to be the best medicine, so it makes sense that watching more comedic movies would be beneficial to one’s health. There are five health reasons to watch more comedies that everyone should take note of before choosing their next film to watch.

Relieves Stress

Too many people experience daily stress, whether from their jobs, home life, or both. Taking the time to watch a funny movie not only gives people time to themselves, but it also gets them laughing. Both alone time for relaxation and laughter are two common methods for relieving stress and easing feelings of anxiety or depression.

Burns Calories

Though it may not be a considerable amount, the act of laughing does burn calories. Those on a weight loss journey can see at least a few extra pounds lost per year simply by laughing more each day. Just 10-15 minutes a day can help people achieve this goal. Watching a two-hour comedy and cracking up at most scenes will more than surpass this amount, leading to an even bigger weight loss reward.

Improves Mood

Since laughing is a way to relieve stress and ease anxiety, people who find themselves cracking up at comedies are more likely to experience a better mood. They may find themselves feeling much better and happier once the movie finishes than they did before it started.

Lengthens Lifespan

Individuals who laugh more often have been found to live longer on average than those with no sense of humor. Laughter keeps the heart strong and the body relaxed and stress-free. Watching comedies can help achieve this longer lifespan, so people should be sure to add more of them to their watch list.

Enhances Bonding

People who choose to watch funny movies with others experience a beneficial bonding time. Both people laughing along at the film together get to share in their enjoyment. This increased bonding impacts various areas of health, especially mental.

Anyone looking to improve their health can start so easily by watching comedies. Finding more time to laugh is vital to health, as it has many great advantages for the mind and body, particularly the mind. Experience better mood, a more relaxed state and more when watching funny movies regularly.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Apex, N.C.

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