6 Facts Proving Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine

Many people claim that laughter is the best medicine, but did you know there’s actually truth in this? Here are 6 facts proving that laughter really is the best medicine:

  1. Laughter decreases your blood pressure and can even reduce pain temporarily!
  2. Laughing releases endorphins, your body’s natural feel good chemicals, which promote a sense of well-being!
  3. Laughing counts as exercise! It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile!
  4. 15 minutes of laughter a day burns about 40 calories! This means that if you laugh every day for 15 minutes you can lose about 4 pounds just from laughing!
  5. Your brain can’t tell the difference between real or fake laughter! So even if you fake it until you make it, you’ll still reap the benefits!
  6. Smiling and laughter is contagious which means not only is it medicine to yourself, but it’s also medicine to everyone around you! Try it out! Share a laugh with a co-worker, smile at a stranger or even tell a joke to one of your patients today and share that feel-good energy! You have the power to brighten up someone’s day!

Leave us a comment below letting us know what’s one thing that never fails to make you laugh!

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