Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphin’s also promote an overall sense of well-being and can temporarily relieve pain. They decrease stress hormones and increase immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving the resistance to disease. Laughter relieves physical tension and stress and improves mental alertness and memory. It forces one to breath deep, stimulating the respiratory system thereby increasing blood circulation which enhances the volume of oxygen and nutrients pumped to body tissues.
With all these healthy changes that occur from laughter, putting laughter into one’s daily diet is a necessity. Google funny jokes, comical movies such as “There’s Something about Mary”, comical television shows such as the “Carole Burnett” show and also read comical books.