One Wild Life ~ Belly Laugh At Least Once A Day

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“Our most effective weapon is laughter.” ~Mark Twain

I started belly laughing daily when I did the Encourage Yourself 21-Day Challenge. I keep it up now because it makes me feel better.

According to many medical centers (including the Mayo Clinic & the University of Maryland, their research quoted here), laughter is great for your health. Here are 7 reasons that you should do whatever you need to do to belly laugh at least once every day:

Belly Laughter:

  • Decreases the stress hormones cortisol and epinephrine.
  • Balances (lower/raise depending on your body) blood pressure & improves blood circulation.
  • Relaxes muscles which in turn helps your whole body & mind to relax.
  • Helps open up airways and increases oxygen intake (because you take deeper breaths when you’re belly laughing).
  • Acts as a natural pain reliever by releasing endorphins (hormones that increase our feeling of well-being & help with pain management).
  • Improves immune system function by increasing the level of antibodies within you that fight bacteria & infection.
  • Connects you with other people because it’s a universal language that puts people at ease & that everyone understands.

So do you belly laugh at least once a day? If not, start today!

Have you started your Life List yet?

6 Responses to "One Wild Life ~ Belly Laugh At Least Once A Day"
  1. I have no doubts this is true. Now if I can only ensure that I take the advice. What a great Rx for good health.
    Thanks again, Shelli 😉

    • Hi Rich! *waves*

      Yeah, sometimes taking the advice is harder than just reading about it. 😀 It really is good for you & cheaper than a pill. You are welcome, my friend. Have a great week!

  2. Hello, Shelli. I absolutely do belly laugh as often as I can. It’s probably many times per day. It truly is the best medicine. My favorite rock band is Led Zeppelin, and one of my favorite lines is from Stairway to Heaven when they performed it live and Robert asked the crowd: “Does anybody remember laughter?”
    Take care.

    -Jimmy

    • Hi Jimmy!

      That’s fantastic; I’m so glad to hear it. I read some statistic that babies laugh like 300 times a day & adults laugh only 20 times a day. We all ought to be laughing more. Stairway to Heaven is a GREAT song (& that’s a great question to ask)! Cheers, my friend.

  3. Honey Apostos says:

    That would be lovely. To belly laugh you must relax first.

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