When we are stressed, tired or conflicted, we do so much to try and make ourselves feel better. While there are many ways to manage and avoid these feelings, there is one remedy that will work the fastest and bring us back to a normal balance…laughter.
Steven Wilson, MS, CSP, Physiologist and Laugh Therapist says, “I believe that if people can get more laughter in their lives, they are a lot better off. They might be healthier.”
Dr. Wilson is right! Over the years, researchers have studied the effects of laughter on the body and found that the ability to laugh easily and often can potentially support both physical and emotional health.
Physical health benefits of laughter can:
Mental health benefits of laughter can:
Additionally, laughter can also boost your social behavior by:
Needless to say, laughter makes you feel good. And that overwhelming, positive feeling stays with you even after the laughter subsides.
Laughter and smiles can go a long way, not only for you, but for others. As Lord Byron once said, “Always laugh when you can, its cheap medicine.”
So laugh it up!