Laughter The Best Medicine

smile and the world smiles with you.


They say laughter is the best medicine and i guess there is some truth in that, when you’re having a good time and enjoying life you feel at ease and relaxed with the people around you as well as the place you’re in.

Laughing boosts the immune system, when we are laughing our stress hormones decrease and our body increases our immunity and disease fighting antibodies, improving our resistance to illness. When we laugh, endorphins are released, these are the naturally occurring feel-good chemicals, the same chemicals released during exercise and sex. endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body similar to that of morphine, basically our own private narcotic . It’s also the same as ‘runners high’ when you have finished a run or jog as the same hormone released.

Laughing can make you feel great, I know when im having a great time, i feel lifted and comfortable and for a moment all my worries are left aside. My husband makes me feel great all the time and always has a way to make me smile and laugh. On a bad day he can lift me up, life is better when your laughing. Laughing is also contagious too, it’s also great to combat depression.

Sometimes you need to prioritize yourself to having fun, maybe reading a book that is comical or watching a comedy. A  bit of Michael McIntyre can make my sides split.

Sharing a funny story with a friend can also bring laughter, laughter which is shared. I do have days where i dont laugh at all, my children can be little comiedians, epsecially my 2 year old who has developed this dirty, little laugh that sounds like hes up no good but it sounds so funny it has me out in stitches and my 10 year old can come out with random stuff sometimes.

Laughing must be done in a good way, dont laugh in a siutation that may not be funny, laughing at the expense of another person is defintely not funny nor cool. You laugh with people not at others. Laughing at others is very hurtful, i know ive been one of those people.

Karina- Keep on smiling.

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Author: karinao86

Mother of 3 boys, wife to one man and lover of horses. Mental health sufferer in recovery.

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