Laughter is the best medicine! It’s true. Here are some health benefits of laughter.
- Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
- Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
- Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
- Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
I love to laugh! Laughing just makes you feel better. Laughter has a way of lifting my spirit on rough days. You can turn the worst day into a better day with just a little laughter. I’m lucky to have family and friends that help me to see the humor in every situation.