Laughter is Important
‘Laughter is Important’ is a little Stress-Break for you. Here we take a quick look as to why laughter is important to our health. Let’s begin with a little story:
Taking a Woman to Bed
At age 8… You take her to bed and tell her a story.
At 18… you tell her a story and take her to bed.
At 28… You don’t need to tell her a story to take her to bed.
At 38… She tells you a story and takes you to bed.
At 48… She tells you a story to avoid going to bed.
At 58… You stay in bed to avoid her story!
At 68… If you take her to bed that will be a story.
At 78… What bed? What story? Who the hell are you?
Why Laughter is Important
Go on, have a laugh! Don’t they say that laughter is the best medicine? Laughter can do many things. According to the Mayo-Clinic:
In the Short Term…
- Stimulate organs such as heart, lungs, muscles.
- Increases the endorphins that your brain releases
- Stimulate circulation and cause your muscle to relax.
In the Long Term…
- Improve your immune system by increasing positive thoughts – helps to fight stress
- It can relieve pain
- Helps you to cope
- and definitely… improves your mood!
When you think about it, laughter should be prescribed for us. Our doctor should tell everyone to go home and have a good laugh! Then they should ask us to come back in three weeks time if our symptoms have not improved!
Wouldn’t that be a turn-around?
Try to make a point of having a good laugh every day. If you feel you have nothing to laugh about, do your best to find something… a joke… a book… a movie… anything that causes us to have a good belly laugh.
And do you know the best thing of all? It’s free! That’s right, they haven’t worked out a way to tax us on laughter just yet, so be thankful for that.
Have you got any good ones to tell us? Sure love to hear them. Please leave a comment down below, a joke if you like… anything that will help us to fight stress and relieve pain! This is why laughter is important… it keeps us all sane!