Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. General Religion

Laughter, the best medicine

See also

Happiness and a positive outlook on life are connected to the health benefits of laughter. Inspired by my oldest granddaughter, I conducted a study on happiness and compiled my research into a book titled, Live Well; Live Happy! I don’t think people have enough happiness in their lives, and when they aren’t happy, you can bet there isn’t any laughter. I challenge you to live well, and live happy by implementing laughter into your life. The health benefits include:

• Laughter lowers blood pressure
• Increases blood flow
• Give a workout to the diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles
• Reduces stress
• Improves creativity
• Improves memory
• Improves alertness
• Makes you happy
• Boosts your heart rate
• Increases your immunity to illness
• Can lower blood sugar levels
• Helps you relax
• Aids in sleep
• Dulls pain
• Increases your energy level
• Decreases anger or guilt
• Improves relationships
• Burns a few calories
• Increases oxygen levels
• Increases your sense of humor



  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    5 Photos