The concept that humor or laughter can be therapeutic goes back to ancient times. This belief has had varying degrees of support from the medical community. Current research indicates that humor is well accepted by the public as a coping mechanism.
So then how does humor and laughter influence physical health?
Laughter is thought to induce physiological changes in the body which can have various beneficial effects on the body – improves respiration, stimulates circulation, releases endorphins and decreases the production of stress related hormones. But whether or not you believe any of this, you can’t deny the affects of a good laugh.
Here’s a little video I made. Enjoy it.