We’re all in search of that wonder drug. You know, the one that will alleviate stress, reduce the blues, boost the immune system, prevent wrinkles and help us feel great. One antidote that can actually cure it all seems like a joke, right?
It turns out that this miracle mix actually does exist, it’s readily accessible, 100% free and no doctor visit or prescription is needed. This too-good-to-be-true tonic is actually right there on the tip of your tongue because the best medicine is… laughter.
Stifle that snicker – it’s true! It seems there’s no joking around when it comes to the benefits of this simple behavior. As 19th century humorist Josh Billings so accurately stated, “There ain’t much fun in medicine, but there’s a heck of a lot of medicine in fun,” and he was certainly on to something.
The strains of daily life can wreak havoc on our health and well-being, but the science of laughter is simple. It cuts down on tension by reducing production of the stress-inducing hormone cortisol, which, in turn, increases energy levels, improves focus and can positively effect overall achievement. In addition, a hearty hoot produces endorphins, which are natural, pain-killing hormones.
A good giggle also increases production of T-cells, immune proteins and infection-fighting antibodies. When we laugh we increase blood flow and the function of blood vessels, which can help prevent cardiovascular problems. Not to mention, a big belly laugh can relieve physical tension and relax muscles for up to 45 minutes. Plus, a great smile utilizes facial muscles – so less wrinkles – and everyone looks great doing it!
Whether you’re a sucker for sarcasm, have a penchant for pranks, enjoy excessive exaggeration, or relish a good riddle, this medicine helps you in the most delightful way.
There’s no time like the present, so take the opportunity now, to increase your dosage and begin to reap the benefits!