Why Watching Funny Videos Promote Health

You may think the time you spend slumped in your pyjamas watching cat videos online is wasted, but a new study has revealed that the funny clips you have been watching all this time actually have health benefits.

By watching cat videos, viewers boost their energy and positive emotions, and decrease their negative feelings. Do you get that fluttering laughter you have in your stomach, or just the good vibes you get from just simply laughing and smiling crazily.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

It is finally time that we believe when they say laughter is indeed the best medicine. Laugher sets your mood and it lets you forget the things you were worried about and the things that depresses you. Indeed, a good laugh can be therapeutically used to change the mental and physical well-being of people.


Take a look at this list of benefits of laughter.

Physical health benefits of laughter

  • Boosts immunity
  • Lowers stress hormones
  • Decreases pain
  • Relaxes your muscles
  • Prevents heart disease

Mental health benefits of laughter

  • Adds joy and zest to life
  • Eases anxiety and tension
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves mood
  • Strengthens resilience

Social benefits of laughter:

  • Strengthens relationships
  • Attracts others to us
  • Enhances teamwork
  • Helps defuse conflict
  • Promotes group bonding

Try Not to Laugh Challenge

There are various challenges that become popular in the media; some examples being the cinnamon challenge, ice bucket challenge, lemonĀ challenge, and more currently the try not to laugh challenge. Basically, these are just some of the entertaining videos you can find. Also, this challenge is safe and can bring laughter to your day! The rules of the try not to laugh challenge is to watch a funny video and not to laugh, chuckle or even grin.