When was the last time you had a Good Hardy Laugh?
It’s reported that a child laughs approximately 150 times a day, while an adult only 3 times.
Personally, I fall into this category too often myself, but … the Bible states that happiness or laughter is a medicine.
It’s something I, and perhaps you, need to do more often.
“A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing.” Proverbs 17:22
When we laugh numerous things take place in the body:
Healing hormones are released
When we laugh oxygen increases
It supports movement of lymphatic vessels which carrying fluid through the body and helps your lymph nodes to clean and filter, removing waste and dead cells.
Laughter affects the parasympathetic nervous system which signals ALL body systems to SLOW down, and release hormones (endorphins) that signal stress hormones to subside.
blood pressure drops, heart rate slows and an overall glow of “happiness in the moment” replaces anxiety/stress.
Laughing maintains a healthy endothelium and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke.
Did you know that 90% of all tranquilizers sold are in the United States?
People resort to drug tranquilizers because they are not doing what it takes to support the body’s release of its own natural tranquilizers … laughter solves this issue.
Laugher supports the creative part of the brain.
Boost immune function.
Laughter can solve insomnia issues … calms a person down, and helps them sleep better.
Watching funny movies and laughing on purpose every day can cause chronic pain and fatigue to disappear.
To sum it up, laughter causes healing to run through your body without side effects.
Don’t lose the child inside the adult …
laugh at yourself, laugh at the world, and laugh with God and enjoy the life He has given you.
Jesse Duplantis came from a tough neighborhood, grew up dirt poor, became a successful rock musician, and in his words, was a heathen boy … but through all that, he had a praying mom, and ended up becoming a preacher filled with an abundance of JOY.
His joy has touched millions around the world … in fact, he has several volumes of videos entitled, Merry Heart Series.
You’ll find many of his clips on youtube … here are just a couple to add some laughter to your day:
David Cooley, CHC
Certified Health Coach
Food of Life Chef
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