It’s time for another Stress-Break so let’s 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?
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, it can:
- 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, it can:
- 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!
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!
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