Laughter Is The Best Medicine

  1. It releases the feel good brain chemicals dopamine and endorphins.
  2. In social situations we use it to show others we like them.
  3. Ten to fifteen minutes of laughter can burn up to 40 calories.
  4. It may help relax your arteries and increase blood flow.
  5. The endorphins help decrease the sensations of pain.
  6. It lowers stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine and raises serotonin to help fight depression.
  7. Laughter is contagious.
  8. Babies learn giggling by 3 – 4 months by watching and responding to others.
  9. Humans laughed before they could talk.
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