Is laughter the best medicine? Laughter is Great Medicine.
Laughter has been shown to enhance your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulate your heart, lungs and muscles, and increase the endorphins (a “feel-good” brain chemical) released by your brain. In the United States, anxiety disorders are the highest reported mental health issue with 42.5 million people suffering from this illness and 4.5 million children are diagnosed and living with anxiety.
A comprehensive study from 9 countries of approximately 3,000 participants with depression, anxiety, or both, found humor therapy decreased their symptoms and some reported the effects of humor therapy was significant.