As it turns out, laughter really is the best medicine. Best of all, this type of medicine is fun, free and easy to use.
Laughter is powerful, supporting both physical and emotional health. A hearty laugh relaxes the entire body, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter also provides a boost to the immune system by increasing infection fighting antibodies, which improves your resistance to disease.
A good laugh is good for the heart too. Laughing keeps the heart pumping strong by improving the function of blood vessels and increasing blood flow. Strong, healthy blood vessels help to protect from serious cardiovascular issues.
On an emotional level, laugher makes you feel good and that good feeling lasts even after the laughter subsides. If you’re laughing you are most likely not feeling sad, anxious or angry. It has a recharging effect, enabling you to stay focused and accomplish more.
Like a smile, laughter is contagious…and who doesn’t love to laugh? Enjoy your laughter even more knowing that it does your mind and body good.