The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter

Laughter remains the best medicine. A simple smile or laugh has much power than we can ever imagine, and a laugh goes a long way. Have you ever heard of someone who went to the doctor seeking treatment for stress, and the doctor prescribed more laughter? Well, you better believe it!

Humor is contagious, that’s why laughter is far more infectious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together, increases happiness and intimacy; laughter also activates healthy physical and emotional changes in the body.

Physical health benefits of laughter: Laughter helps relax your muscles, laughter also boosts your immune system, it goes a long way to help boost your immunity, helps prevent heart disease and lowers the stress hormones

Mental health benefits of laughter: Adds zest and oomph to life, improves your overall mood, works amazingly to enhance resilience and it helps ease fear and anxiety

Social benefits of laughter: Helps strengthen relationships, helps attract good vibrations from others, laughter enhances team work and cooperation, also laughter works well in diffusing conflicts and disagreements

How to bring more laughter and humor into your life: Smile more, counting your blessings, move towards laughter and humor, by spending time with funny people, and cultivate humor (you don’t have to be Kevin Hart or Melissa McCarthy).


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