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Updated on May 25, 2013

Laughing is good for you. Laugh longer, laugh louder, and laugh loudest. Mind you don't do it to the extent that other people think you are crazy.

Apart from cheering you up and putting in a good mood, laughter is good for your metabolism, system and health and it removes stress. You should attempt to laugh all the time. This is not just coming from me, but medical experts and social theorists.

One latest study suggests you should laugh for at least 10 minutes a day because it's good for your system and allows you to drain out your worries. Let's face it, humor, or our ability to have a good laugh about certain situations brings color into our lives and makes us cope better with the trials and tribulations of life.

Somebody once told me certain countries use laughter as a "smile therapy". Japan and India have long introduced what is called laughter classes to the public. You attend these classes and just start laughing for the time allocated. Is these the story to their economic success, I wonder?

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I agree. Misery cannot survive in the midst of laughter. Good Hub!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Have you attended laughing therapy? I have and its not only a great fun but also a great help to overcome stress.

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      Marwan Asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      It would be nice to expand and tell us exactly what happens in these therapy classes, how are you made to laugh, is jokes for instance, and how long does they last?

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      I agree, there is nothing better than laughter.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Thanks for the great start to a Monday morning! I'm going to make sure I laugh for at least 10 minutes today :)

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      Marwan Asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Cheers Louise, have a great day and keep laughing.

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      bangingbeauty 5 years ago

      Nice post, agree that laughter is the best medicine :)

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      Marwan Asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Cheers keep laughing!

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Laughter really is good for you. Thanks.

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      Marwan Asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      We need to keep laughing, cheers.

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Yes. Even there are research studies going on in India about the effect of laughter therapy on elderly, people with depression etc.

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      Marwan Asmar 5 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      The news item I received on India was fascinating.

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      Jonnie 2 years ago

      This piece was a likjcaefet that saved me from drowning.

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