It is a well known fact that laughing is one of the best things you can do to feel good.
Yet, I have to meet the first doctor to prescribe that for a patient.
Laughter relaxes the body. A good hearty laugh they tell me, 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, therefore improving your resistance to disease.
Also laughter protects the heart.
It improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help
protect you against heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals.
Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
There goes a warning with all this. Please, do NOT laugh your head off!
I did that one time and had a heck of a time finding it back!
Smile! It's only me, JB.
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