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Laughter is the best medicine

“Your sense of humour is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”

~ Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.

Did you know that you don’t always need to be in a good mood to laugh? Sometimes laughing can put you in a good mood too.

It helps to remedy stress, helps you relax and helps the people around you feel relaxed too. It’s good for you mentally and physically. It’s easy, it’s free and it’s enjoyable.

  • Laughter relaxes the whole body and you muscles can be reduced of tension for up to an hour after laughing.
  • Laughter boosts the immune system and improves you resistance to bugs or colds.
  • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins – your body’s natural feel-good chemical.
  • Laughter improves blood flow and cardiovascular health. 

Laughter can help you cope with loss, bond with friends and help you see things from a whole new perspective. Life doesn’t always need to be serious – remember to smile, remember to laugh and remember you can always find a reason to smile!