7 Benefits of Laughter

Laughter truly is the best medicine.  And, now science proves some of its many benefits.  Here are seven reasons to laugh longer, harder, and more often:

1.  In a recent study published in Geriatrics and Gerontology International, researchers found that laughter therapy reduced depression in the elderly patients they tested.

2.  The same study also found that laughter improved sleep quality and reduced insomnia.

3.  Laughter can reduce aches and pains for up to 45 minutes.  In a study published in the Spanish journal Revista de Enfermeria, researchers found laughter caused reductions in chronic musculoskeletal pain.

4.  Regular laughter improves the function of blood vessels while increasing blood flow, giving a boost to your cardiovascular health.

5.  According to experts, sharing laughter with others helps create deeper bonds with them.

6.  It is a proven stress-reliever, helping to reduce the cortisol-induced stress response.  When the stress response becomes chronic, it can spell belly fat and depleted the adrenal glands.

7.  Laughter gives the immune system a boost, helping to ward off infections.  Whether you’re fighting a cold or flu or even cancer, laughter is great medicine.

115 comments

Fi T.
Fi T.2 years ago

The best and healthiest medication

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Kerryn Ayton
Kerryn Ayton3 years ago

Thank you for this great article. Have a happy day everyone!

Connie O.
Connieaway O.3 years ago

my son used to ask me why I always seemed to laugh before I went to bed...I just felt better, but maybe it did help me get to sleep!

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson3 years ago

thanks

Dave C.
David C.3 years ago

laughter truly is great medicine.....

Ben Oscarsito
Ben Oscarsito3 years ago

"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide"
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Ro H.
Ro H.3 years ago

ty

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

great news

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

thanks for sharing