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Health and Wellness Without Spending a Fortune

Updated on February 10, 2014

Seriously, have a sense of humor

Laugh a few times a day and live longer. Really, laughter helps you stay healthy and happy. The statistics do not lie about the great effects laughing, chuckling, giggling, and even guffawing, occasionally; have on your overall health.

Better than a vitamin

The anatomy of a good laugh

Oxygen, as you know, keeps your internal organs in top working condition. Your blood loves oxygen and when an extra delivery comes, you feel it pumping through your veins racing to deliver it to every part of your body. More oxygen to your brain makes you smarter. Just temporarily, but every little bit helps.

Even a little giggle during The Family Guy temporarily increases the amount of oxygen in your body and profoundly changes your day. A little extra oxygen pumps up your heart so your circulation improves, foods digest more efficiently and your waste management system runs on time.

A laugh-out-loud moment sparks an endorphin dance party in your brain that tells the rest of your body to relax everything will turn out okay. Just one laugh does all these great things for you. Imagine if you laugh twice a day, or, if you laugh every day.

Laugh every day

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Laugh every day; that sounds crazy

When you enjoy a good hearty laugh every day, the benefits that wait include:

  • Lower stress levels
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Better blood circulation
  • A stronger immune system
  • Less pain
  • Less depression
  • Positive self-esteem

Laughter releases neuropeptides that attack stress, which accumulates in certain areas of your body and can literally make you sick. A good chuckle can regulate the serotonin levels in your brain and help chase away depression. With less depression, your mood improves, which leads to higher self-esteem and a good mood. Laughing every day enhances your overall quality of life.

Now that's funny

Where can you find such pleasure?

One person’s sense of humor may differ from another’s, but everyone can find a good laugh if a little effort is put forth. Especially in today’s digital world where you can Google to find the laugh best suited for your sense of humor. Things most people find funny and Google the most include:

  • Vines

These six-second videos have become a favorite on Twitter and YouTube. Watch a few of these shorts and see if you laugh.

  • Ellen

If you like the Ellen show, chances are you already laugh every day. Watch a few clips of the Ellen show to evaluate the show’s laugh factor if you have never seen her before.

  • Puppies and kittens

This one explains its self.

  • Babies

The same idea as puppies and kittens, just with babies.

These suggestions may help you find laughter. Other places laughter hides can include:

  • Friends
  • Work
  • The classroom
  • A book
  • Your partner
  • The mirror

Laughing at your self adds extra health benefits to your laughing regime.

Laughing relaxes you

All seriousness aside

Make a promise to become healthier by laughing every day, at least one time. Share your laughter with others who may not realize the health benefits laughter holds. Make the people around you healthier by making them laugh.

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