Laughter is a key element of a healthy life. No matter what you are facing, you can learn to laugh and benefit both physically and mentally.
Here’s what the experts know about the health benefits of laughter:
People who say they laugh a lot also tend to be in good health and also feel well. Laughter is also one of the most commonly used complementary therapies among cancer patients. Some studies show that when you laugh there is an increase in oxygen-rich blood flow in the body, possibly due to the release of endorphins, which counters stress and negative feelings.
If you are facing tough times, you may not feel like laughing, but making a conscious effort to laugh, will help.
And remember: Laughter is free (and contagious – just like the laugh of Henri Salvador)