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Laughter is the Best Medicine: It's Free, Fun and Easy

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It's always great to be able to laugh during adversity and to see cartoons as being funny.

Laughter the Best Medicine

Laughter the Best Medicine

Laugh and The World Laughs With you

Laugh and The World Laughs With you

Medical Benefits of Laughter

A sense of humor is a powerful tool with physical and mental benefits. Here are a few of the benefits: When you laugh, your body takes in new oxygen, stimulating your lungs, heart, and muscles.

It is been shown too that humor is a sign of intelligence.

  • Laughter relaxes the whole body.
  • Laughter relaxes the tension and muscles.
  • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the feel-good chemicals.
  • Laughter protects the heart.
  • Laughter improves blood flow and vessels.
  • Laughter burns calories; laugh 15 minutes a day, burn 40 calories.
  • Laughter diffuses anger and conflict.
  • Laughter lowers your blood pressure.


The Catapillar

The Catapillar

Friends

Friends

Quotes About Laughter

  • A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing. Herman Melville
  • If you don't learn to laugh at the trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old. Edgar Watson Howe
  • If you can laugh in the face of adversity, you're bullet-proof. Benjamin Franklin
  • Laugh often long and hard. Laugh until you gasp for air. George Carlin
  • You don't stop laughing when you grow old; you grow old when you stop laughing. George Bernard Shaw
Looking Up

Looking Up

Dr. Fauci

Dr. Fauci

Power

Power

Climate Control

Climate Control

Ways to Improve and Create Opportunities to Laugh

Sometimes we may need a little help to remind ourselves to SMILE and LAUGH. We just need to give ourselves time to relax and chill. There are also social benefits to laugh.

  • Laughter strengthens relationships.
  • Laughter attracts others.
  • Laughter can diffuse a bad situation.
  • Laughter promotes group bondings.

Ways to remind ourselves to SMILE or LAUGH:

  • Spend time with fun and playful people.
  • Read the funnies.
  • Put post-its around as reminders.
  • Use a funny screensaver.


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Numerous Benefits

The benefits, whether they are medical, mental, or social are simply too many for us to ignore. Even if we find it hard to laugh, if you're shy, you can do it when you're alone or laugh at yourself while looking in a mirror.

Hopefully, some of the cartoons made you laugh, I hope so!

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Comments

fran rooks (author) from Toledo, Ohio on January 01, 2021:

Ditto for your New Year and keep laughing.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 31, 2020:

Thanks for sharing some benefits of laughter, Fran. It's nice to find things to laugh about, especially at this time. I hope you have an enjoyable new year.

fran rooks (author) from Toledo, Ohio on December 31, 2020:

Rosina, thanks for visiting. Have a safe and healthy New Year.

fran rooks (author) from Toledo, Ohio on December 31, 2020:

Peggy, thanks for your visit! I so appreciate it. Ditto wishes for a Happy New Year. stay healthy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 31, 2020:

Laughter is good medicine! Thanks for the smiles today and the encouragement to find more things with which to laugh. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

Rosina S Khan on December 31, 2020:

This article sure made me smile and lightened my mood- perfect as we say goodbye to 2020 and embrace the new year. Thanks for the marvelous share, Fran.

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