What Laughter Can Do For You

by Barry Hill

It’s long been said that laughter is the best medicine, and new research shows that’s indeed the case. Laughter not only reduces pain and stress, but also improves oxygen flow to the brain and heart. In fact, a recent study has shown that laughter is as good for the arteries as aerobic exercise.

Besides the obvious mood-enhancing benefits of laughter, it also increases creativity and job performance, connects people emotionally and provides the glue for strong relationships.

Fit After Fifty recommends to make it a point to have a good laugh every day. That, along with 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week, will give your heart, brain and mood a healthy boost.

Sources:

http://Greatist.com

http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200504/laughter-the-best-medicine

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