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How To Laugh More

Updated on September 25, 2011
Sound of Laughter by hersley Flickr
Sound of Laughter by hersley Flickr
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Stay away from me weirdo !! by

The Whys?

“Laughter is the best medicine.” How many times have you heard that saying? Well it’s true. When you laugh, you forget even for a short while about what’s bothering you.

A good gut busting laugh is called for when you’re feeling blue. It pulls you right out of whatever negative thoughts you’re having and into feeling good.

Here’s a list of some of the other benefits of laughter:

It relieves stress.

It’s contagious.

It gives us a connection with others through shared laughter.

It lowers blood pressure.

It improves circulation.

It gives a good workout to the abs, heart, shoulders and diaphragm.

It helps you to stay young(one of mine, although you'll get the laughter lines around your mouth)

It prolongs your life.

The Hows?

Laugh more:

  • Spend time with people that are fun and lighthearted.
  • Don’t take yourself so seriously. Laugh at the silly things that you do.
  • Get out of your comfort zone and do something a little different.
  • Bring out your inner child. Bet he or she would love to come out and play again.
  • Watch some comedies on tv or video.
  • Go online to youTube.
  • Go to a comedy club.
  • Play with kids. They don’t try to be anything but who they are.
  • Look for the humour in everything.
  • Read the comics in the newspaper.
  • Let yourself go and act silly sometimes.

I love to laugh but I realize that I don’t do it often enough. I need to get together with friends and act silly. Remember when your friends would tickle you until you felt like peeing your pants? We still need to act silly like that.

Now, sometimes I’m laughing so hard that I can’t stop. I have to hold myself because I start rolling around on the ground because the joke is so good.

I hope you enjoy this hub and laugh your ass off even for a minute. Remember it’s good for you.


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      Eiddwen 7 years ago from Wales

      Hi Chris,

      I've only just come accross you on here and I really liked this hub. You are so right, there is so much grief and cruelty in this world and there would be nothing worse than to forget all the love and laughter we have as wee.

      I am looking forward to reading more of your work now.

      Take care Chris.

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      Chris Eddy111 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Micky Dee~ laughing with you. Laughter is great for the soul.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Hi there Chris Eddy! I want to say something clever but I'm still thinking of the "How To Kiss" hub! Oh well. Howdy Girl! Let's laugh it off! Great advice!

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      Chris Eddy111 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RamonB ~ That's something to remember because we tend to take ourselves too serious. Thanks for reading and leaving your comment.

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      RamonB 7 years ago

      Laughter IS the best medicine, and I never forget to laugh at makes it less painful when other people do it!

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      Chris Eddy111 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      st0rm3 ~ that it is. Thanks for your comment.

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      st0rm3 7 years ago from Durban, South Africa

      laughter is free;)

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      Chris Eddy111 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      BKCreative~ Laughter is infectious and what better way to share it than with friends. Keep laughing!!

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      So true - we must remember to laugh all the time. I love when I get together with some friends and we laugh until we cry. And then my son and I are so on the same page - I can think about him and start laughing about something he said.

      I just laughed!

      Thanks for this reminder. Must become your fan!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Hey, Chris. Great informative hub. One of the benefits of laughter that I would add is that it prolongs your life. Just look at some elementary teachers that have been teaching for a long time (and love their jobs). They seem age slower than others.

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for reminding us all about the all important Laughter.  You are so right about this.  It is great for us and we don't do it nearly enough.