Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health".~ Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.

Laughter is contagious, Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. there is nothing better than sharing a good belly laugh with a friend. There are proven benefits.

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

         Endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, 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.

        We had our grandsons over for a few days and dinner time provided us with a great opportunity to share some knock knock jokes, they never seem to get old.    

        “Knock, knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock, knock.Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?”

Have some fun, even laugh at yourself, Laughter really is the Best Medicine!