|Laughter is the Best Medicine
Of course, weâ€™ve all heard that old saying and we all know how good it feels to enjoy a good belly laugh. But would it surprise you to learn that the scientific research on laughter is proving it to be true? Thatâ€™s right; studies have shown that laughter has a profound positive impact on both our physical and mental well-being. The benefits range from reducing anxiety and stress, to oxygenating our blood and organs, to improving circulation and releasing endorphins. Laughter also lifts our mood, reduces blood pressure and strengthens our immune systems. Western science is just beginning to discover the many positive effects of laughter. read more>>
|What's Happening with Laughter?
Because laughter makes us feel great and is so good for us, we would expect people to be laughing all the time. Sadly, the research shows just the opposite to be true. In the 1950â€™s adults laughed an average of about twenty minutes per day. Now, itâ€™s down to five minutes or less in most countries. Children laugh an average of three to four hundred times per day, while adults laugh an average of seventeen times per day!