The one prescription I am always happy to pass on is to laugh as much as you can.
Totally free of any harmful side effects, laughter is one of the easiest things you can do to promote healing and well-being.
People who have a sense of humor and laugh a lot tend to heal better and faster than the grumpy ones.
So… if health and wellness are your goals let go of irony, don’t be sarcastic and make the conscious choice to add more joyous laughter into your daily life.
The link between mood and health
New research studies have shown that even anticipating a good laugh is good for your health.
For example, scientists have discovered that:
- Laughter helps boost your immune system by increasing T cell activity, those “killer cells” that help our bodies fight viruses and tumors.
- Laughter helps lower blood pressure and cortisol levels, decreases pain and can also help stabilize blood sugar.
- Laughter stimulates chemical changes in the brain that help buffer our bodies against the effects of stress.
- Laughter stimulates the release of endorphins, the mood-elevating brain chemicals behind the “runner’s high.”
- Laughter helps reduce inflammation throughout the body — good news for your heart, brain and circulatory health.
As you can see laughter is a powerful tool that can help you to heal.
In fact, according to Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.
“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.”
Need a little help to lighten your mood?
To be a happier and healthier person find those things that make you laugh, whether it’s a television program, a hilarious movie or a funny story. Attain a relaxed and easy going attitude and learn how to laugh about yourself and your own “mistakes.”
You can search online or YouTube for jokes or funny stories that make you laugh.
So laugh a lot and enjoy your life to the fullest.