Laugh Until Your Belly Hurts

They say laughter is the best medicine.  I don’t know who ‘they’ is but I would agree with them.  And here’s why.

It boosts your immune system

Our immune system has T-cells. These T-cells once activated help fight infection from cold, flus and sickness. Laughter has the power to activate these cells. So, next time you feel a cold or flu coming on, make sure to laugh and get those T-cells activated.

Reduces depression

Laughing has the ability to help reduce tension and stress, it can also boost your feel good hormones to help decrease depression and anxiety. After a good belly laugh it’s hard to feel in a lousy mood.

It’s a great core workout

If you want toned ab muscles, you should laughter part of your daily workout routine. A good belly laugh forces you to contract your abs and exercises your diaphragm. This is a much more enjoyable workout than doing a 100 crunches that’s for sure.

It improves your heart health

Not only is it a great ab workout, laughter is a fantastic cardio workout too. Laughing on a regular basis can help to lower blood pressure. It gets your heart pumping and burns roughly the same about of calories you would if you went for a moderate walk.


These are just some of the benefits laughter has to offer.

Maybe I can give you a good chuckle with this joke.

A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: ”Ugh, that’s the ugliest baby I’ve ever seen!” The woman walks to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: ”The driver just insulted me!” The man says: ”You go up there and tell him off. Go on, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”