Why Laughing is Good for the Soul

On average, adults laugh roughly seventeen times a day. Laughter can be caused by an abundance of different things, from someone doing something funny, a TV show or a past memory. People laugh a lot, which is a great thing. As the famous saying goes, laughter is the best medicine. It’s all about turning that frown upside down.

Laughter has some positive effects on the body as well. Laughter helps to strengthen the immune system and also has the ability to ease stress. It has the ability to help change your mood if you’re feeling down but it also has a lot of positive long term effects. It shuts down the release of cortisol, which is a stress hormone. It can also assist with relieving pain and can improve the immune system. It is recommended that people laugh a few times a day because it truly is good for the soul. At our communities, our staff and residents participate in activities that often generate laughter or, at the very least, contagious smiles.


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