Laughter is the best medicine!

laughing-kittenA day without laughter is a day wasted. – Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. – Arnold Glasow

Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit. – Author unknown

Laughter is an instant vacation. - Milton Berle

Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks. – Henri Bergson

Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows of life. – Author unknown

A man isn’t poor if he can still laugh. - Raymond Hitchcock

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. – Victor Borge

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. – Abraham Lincoln

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. – Victor Hugo

He who laughs, lasts! - Mary Pettibone Poole

Laughter provides physiological, psychological and spiritual benefits you probably never realized! Laughter:

  • Increases antibodies in saliva that combat upper respiratory infections
  • Decreases serum cortisollaughing-chimp, thus providing an antidote for the harmful effects of stress
  • Effectively busts depression
  • Secretes an enzyme that protects the stomach from forming ulcers
  • Conditions the abdominal muscles
  • Relaxes muscles throughout the body
  • Aids in reducing symptoms of neuralgia and rheumatism
  • Improves ventilation, thus helping reduce chronic respiratory conditions
  • Reduces blood sugar levels
  • Reduces blood pressure and heart rate
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Helps the body fight infections
  • Releases endorphins which provide natural pain relief
  • Helps more nutrients and oxygen to blood tissues
  • Has positive benefits in mental functions
  • Changes perspective
  • Makes you feel good!
  • Brings people together :-)

Bring more humor and laughter into your life! Be healthy and happy!

Reference: Jasheway, L.A.. “Don’t get mad, get funny”. Whole Person Associates.

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