“…… Last week Bo and I decided to stay in and
enjoy the evening together.
After having a very pleasant dinner we thought
it would be a great idea to sit closely and enjoy
a good entertaining comedy.
We have always liked the delightful Naked Gun
films, so we decided to put on the Naked Gun 2 1/2 :
The Smell of Fear this time, because we knew we
would find it extremely entertaining.
It really was such an enjoyable and amusing
evening; we kept on laughing for the whole
one and a half hours it was playing.
Watching this fantastic comedy on the television
sitting together on the sofa, it was the best choice
we had made.
It really was such a great way to feel closer to
each other and relieve all stresses of the day……”
” If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane ”
Robert Frost 1874 – 1963
Har – De – Har
According to numerous studies laughter has
a great number of healing properties.
When we laugh we trigger pleasing, satisfying
and enjoyable feelings that calm and soothe
our body and mind.
Here are the physical and mental health benefits
as well as the social ones of a good laughter:
a) Releases endorphins relieving any pains
in the body temporarily, and promotes general
b) Reduces stress hormones so you can enjoy
overall health and energy.
c) Enhances positivity, optimism and creativity
so you are able to fight life’s struggles effectively.
d) Boosts anti ageing hormones improving
health and longevity.
e) Makes life more enjoyable by releasing serotonin
and making you feel happier; consequently you
can develop better relationships personally and
f) Improves circulation so you get more oxygen
and nutrients into your cells, as well as helping all
body organs to work more efficiently.
g) Exercises and tones up the stomach and face
h) Improves the immune system by improving
T Cell production to raise resistance to disease.
i) Increases resilience so you can become more
successful in your life.
j) Burns forty ( 40 ) calories a day when laughing
for fifteen minutes ( 15 ) at a time.
Fun And Games
Laughter is inherited, ingrained and instinctive.
Even if you are not used to laughing or even
smiling in your life, you can learn to do so with
The following are ways to start practising:
1) Smile at people you meet every day any time,
2) Associate with playful, fun and happy people.
3) Bring humour into your conversations
4) Watch comedies on the television.
5) Read funny and humorous books.
6) Do some silly things from time to time.
7) Laugh at yourself and your own mistakes.
When you learn to laugh your life will be much
more enjoyable and pleasant.
You will be feeling renewed within yourself and
also with your relationships.
You will then find that lots of new opportunities
will start occurring to you.
You will be feeling much more relaxed, positive
and really happy with yourself and your life.
Do not wait any longer.
Start laughing now to collect all the health benefits.
“ The human race has only one really effective
weapon and that is laughter “
Mark Twain 1835 – 1910