More laughter in life might bring you better health overall

ABC News Dr. Jen Ashton breaks down the health benefits of laughter and they’ll put a smile on your face.
3:37 | 12/21/20

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for More laughter in life might bring you better health overall
Let's talk about laughter. What would happen if you started to see the world war through the eyes of a child. You would probably laugh more it turns out it might have some seriously positive impact on your health. Your mood your overall life. The laughter self care challenge is all about laughing at yourself out something else. Laughter is. I could part of a self care routine. Because it's cheap it's easy. Anyone can do it any time or anywhere it has zero risks. And certainly some potential short term benefits so when you look at it like that. Why not so. Let's talk about the benefits of laughter. Increased blood flow and therefore oxygen delivery to the brain. The core abdominal muscular that your workout. Also. Lowering your stress hormones and increase in some of the field this so called endorphins. That that holds through your body so really when you're talking about laughter. It's actually good for your body. The first thing that I would suggest for someone who is interested in starting the self care laughter challenge is first. It if you're thinking that this is ridiculous you may in fact need to laughter challenged more than you may thing. The idea with this is not to take it so seriously. That's why I decided to embark on this challenge myself. I think that for someone whose interest in doing the self Carol after challenge. Find what works for you it might be as simple as watching a funny YouTube video. Listening to a joke that Alexa tells you. Or just doing something that you think is silly so for me. It was a silly childhood crop that I had from from one of my kids it was a one dollar. Tiara founded in a closet and thought. Let me see what it would do to me if I just put this TR randomly at various times during the day. And so I did and it was so absurd. That it wound up making me laugh and making the people around me laugh. It was hard to be in it very serious tense mood. When I was walking around my apartment with the child's TR Hahn. And one of the things that I found in the process of doing this health care laughter challenge is that. Looking. For opportunities to experience moments. Of your day. The rude the lens or through the eyes of a child in terms of the carefree attitude in terms of occasional silly units. Really. I think improves mood it can and Leighton very stressful and tense moments. Again I think that it's very easy in adulthood. To become very very serious and very goal oriented which is not. Of course a bad thing. Except that some time this. According to psychologist. You relation. Just do something because it's fun because you enjoy it and very very ample opportunities to do that when it comes to laughter.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"3:37","description":"ABC News Dr. Jen Ashton breaks down the health benefits of laughter and they’ll put a smile on your face. ","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"74793769","title":"More laughter in life might bring you better health overall ","url":"/GMA/Wellness/video/laughter-life-bring-health-74793769"}