When you are stressed, your body releases cortisol. Cortisol receives a poor rap because it is regarded as the stress hormone, although it has a crucial function in the body. Blood sugar levels are better controlled, inflammation is lessened, metabolism is controlled, and the fight or flight reaction is activated in your body when it matters most. But when cortisol levels are too high, stress is felt by the body. One of the ways your body may assist control cortisol is through laughter. Your oxygen intake rises when you laugh, which boosts circulation and lowers cortisol levels. According to certain research, laughing even when there is no comedy involved can help reduce stress. Your muscles stiffen up under stress. Because laughing relaxes your muscles, it can aid in stress relief. A good chuckle promotes circulation, which can help your muscles relax for up to 45 minutes. While finding ways to enjoy yourself and taking a break from self-care can seem like a luxury, doing so is crucial for your health. Laughing for even 15 minutes a day could extend your life and enable you to retire. Or, if nothing amuses you, just pretend to laugh and watch what happens. The richness of daily life is added by amusement, pleasant surprises, and the laughter they can elicit. Those chuckles and guffaws can come out as meaningless asides. However, laughing in response to humorous events actually requires a lot of effort because it engages multiple brain regions, including those that govern motor, emotional, cognitive, and social processing.