Can laughter really help us heal? Anecdotal evidence and some studies seem to point in that direction. Scientists are still investigating, but why wait for them to figure it out? Just yuck it up. It certainly cannot hurt.

Laughter is a powerful coping mechanism that you rely on when you need to lighten your mood. The health benefits associated with laughter are also convincing enough to give this free treatment a try.

Researchers have found that laughter may:

  • Bolster the immune system
  • Lower stress hormones
  • Decrease pain
  • Relax muscles
  • Prevent heart disease
  • Lessen fear and anxiety