Laughter is the best medicine!

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Laughter is the best medicine.”  Laughter not only makes you feel good, but it actually has some pretty powerful health benefits!  It improves your relationships and helps you to have a fresh perspective on life and challenging situations.  You can’t feel anxious, angry or sad when you are laughing.  It truly is the best medicine.  

Take a look at the benefits of laughter: 🙂

1) Laughter boosts your immune system

2) Lowers stress hormones

3) Relaxes your muscles

4) Decreases pain

5) Prevents heart disease

6) Improves your mood

7) Natural pain-killer

Not only does laughter have great health benefits, but it also has social benefits.  When you laugh with a friend it actually strengthens your relationship.  Laughter attracts others to us and it helps diffuse conflict. So, get to laughing today!  It’s good for you!

“A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.” Proverbs 17:22 The Message

“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” Job 8:21 NIV 

Practical ways to add more laughter to your life: 🙂

Watch a funny movie, hang out with a funny friend, read the funny pages, do something silly, play with your pet, goof around with your kids, share a funny joke, host a game night with friends.  Make it a point to laugh more! I love what Proverbs 31:25 has to say about a wife of noble character:

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” 🙂

Make it a point to laugh more today!  Don’t take life too seriously… have a light heart and laugh a little.  You will feel better, trust me 🙂


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