Your diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg and back muscles are working out while laughing. B. Another physical benefit of laughter is the decrease Of pain. A. Releases “feel good” brain chemicals, which can reduce pain. B. Humor activates the release of endorphins and can relieve muscular tension. Transition: “But laughter does not only physically benefit the human body. ” II. Main Point. “Mentally, laughter can have many benefits to us as well. ” A. Aught can ease anxiety an fear a. People with strong sense of humor become less depressed and anxious Han people whom lack sense of humor. . President of HOMEWORK Seminars in Tampa, Florida, John Marmoreal, explains that you go into a relaxed state after laughter. B. By simply having a good laugh, you could dramatically improve you mood. A. Researchers at West Chester University in Pennsylvania found that students who used humor as a coping mechanism were more likely to be in a positive mood. B. Since laughter produces endorphins that reduce stress, this plays a factor in the improvement of your mood. C. Having laughter a part of your daily life can add joy and zest to life.
Transition: “So we’ve talked about how laughter can benefit us physically and emotionally, but what about socially? ” II. Main Point. There are socially benefits that come from laughing. A. Something as simply as laughing can have positive effects of the building of relationships. A. Laughter can attract others to us. B. Laughing is contagious. B. Not only can laughter built relationships it can also strengthen them. A. A joke, if you time it right, can ease some tension in situations. This can help resolve disagreements in relationships. B. Having a humorous relationship can build a stronger bond between people.
Transition: Laughter is not a prescription drug, or something you can get over the counter, but it is arguably one of the best forms of medicine you can get. CONCLUSION I. Acknowledgement of limitations of your speech, or the “To be sure” statement. A. TO be sure that I haven’t convinced anyone to Stop seeing their doctor or buying over the counter pain medication, I may also share with you all that laughter may not affect some people the way that other are affected by it. I have only provided information based off of studies that many have found laughter to be beneficial to life.