Laughter Therapy

“Laughter is the best medicine,” is more than just a trite cliché. Doctors claim laughing improves physical health and mental well-being. An Oxford University study done by evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar in 2011 showed that the physical act of laughing increased the body’s production of endorphins. These brain chemicals are known for their feel-good effect. There is even a Laughter Yoga technique involving prolonged voluntary yoga, that proponents claim provides the same benefits as natural laughter. However, to me forced laughter sounds like a lot more work and much less fun than spontaneous mirth. Why not watch funny movies or comedy shows instead? Has your adulterous cad of a husband made you feel so down that you can’t think of anything that will make you laugh? Here are some of my favorites that you might like to consider seeing:

 

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