Tags: laughter, laughter is the best medicine
April 14th has been declared International Moment of Laughter Day. It is important to remember to laugh though most of us do not laugh as much as we could throughout our day. We get busy and bogged down with the intricacies of life and all to often don’t take the time to enjoy the simple things.
Laughing can not only brighten your day but it has been proven that the old expression “laughter is the best medicine” is really true. Research has shown that laughter can strengthen your immune system, counteract stress, reduce food cravings and increase your threshold for pain. There is new research indicating that humor therapy can help people heal more quickly. Thus humor therapy is being conducted to find out more about this possibility.
In addition to positive medial outcomes, laughter can turn a stressful day around, it can put you in a better mood and make you feel better all around. So, take time out today and do something silly, play a silly game with your child(ren), tell a joke to a coworker, watch a funny movie or TV show and enjoy the laughter and all the health (both physical and mental) perks that go along with it!