Laughter helps reduce stress and decrease the offending hormones involved - cortisol, adrenaline and dopac. This is important because cortisol is a particular problem for those trying to lose weight. It has a long history of 'protecting' the body by building fat, especially around the midsection, in reaction to stress. When we were living in caves, this was useful as stress was often brought on by conflict or if the weather turned and we knew that food wouldn't be as readily available. Now, for most of us, food is everywhere and our bodies never changed their chemistry.
A good giggle not only assists in fighting the bad, it increases the good - T-cells and globulins. These are agents that act to build and bolster our immune system. You see, though the science is late 20th century to today, the expression, "Laughter is the best medicine", was sound a hypothesis long ago.
In the spirit of funny, I wanted to bring you a few things that could potentially make you healthier...
From Go Comics - Two of my all time favorite strips -
The American Film Institutes Top 20 Best Comedies of all time (as of 2000) -
The poster and trailer for the new movie "Cedar Rapids" and yes, for you Iowans, it really was shot in Cedar Rapids:
So, there you are, just a few things that make me laugh. Whatever hits your funny bone, laugh and laugh often, it's good for you.
Yours in Health,