Laughter, humor, and health
Believe it or not, humor is emotionally and biochemically healing. Humor and laughter have health benefits. People who laugh for just a few minutes a day are more likely to live longer and have a better quality of life. The experience of laughter is believed to be associated with reduced occurrence of illness.
Laughter is known to improve vital functions including heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and psychological well-being. Heartfelt laughter may give patients with chronic pain hours of pain-free sleep. Laughter changes blood chemistry to improve immune function.
Laughter improves our ability to communicate and bond with others. It all begins with a smile, and the best part is, it’s free. So, go ahead and smile. Your life, your future, YOUR HEALTH FIRST.