Laughter is the Best Medicine

by Pete Genot on March 15, 2010 · 0 comments

By Pete Genot

I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying…

“Laughter is the best medicine.”

Well, it turns out there is a lot of truth to that statment. The benefits of laughter are well documented, including:

  • Reduces tension and stress
  • Boosts immunity
  • Decreases pain
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Improves mood
  • Reduces anxiety and fear
  • And much more…

I’ve been experimenting with different ways to change my thought patterns during times of stress, when I’m having negative thoughts, or when I feel angry or upset.  One of my favorites is watching funny videos on YouTube. I don’t know if it’s because I have 5 children or what, but I always like the videos with laughing babies.

Check out this one below and see if you makes you laugh too. Be sure to leave me an comment and let me know.

About the Author:  Health Advocate Pete Genot is the Founder and Editor of The Healthy Minute.  He is a former college athlete with nearly 25 years of health and fitness experience.  He emphasizes maintaining optimal health through a balance of nutrition, exercise and personal growth…and LOTS of laughter of course!  Click HERE to subscribe to The Healthy Minute.  If you’re on Facebook, you can also become Pete’s Facebook Friend.

Required Legal Disclaimer: Some of the links mentioned within this post or posts they lead to are my affiliate links and I get compensated for recommending those products. However, I NEVER recommend something I don’t believe in and welcome your questions and feedback.

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