Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Top Ten Reasons To Laugh

Laughter is no joke! I did a paper on this for school one time, and I was pretty impressed with the number of clinical trials that proved the old adage: laughter is the best medicine!

(The idea for this week's Top Ten Tuesday goes to P, who I'm calling P simply because her name doesn't start with a P.)

10) "A clown is like an aspirin, only it works twice a fast." -Groucho Marx

9) Laughing's fun!

8) Laughter really IS the best medicine!

7) Laughter lowers a person's blood pressure.

6) Laughter has been proven to reduce blood sugar in people with type two diabetes.

5) Laughter elevates a person's mood.

4) Laughter is good for your heart.

3) Laughter stimulates production of endorphins, the body's natural pain killer.

2) Laughter has the same effect on the body as aerobic exercise.

1) Laughing burns calories!


Anonymous said...

"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose."

Have a good one!!

grinfish said...


harry-er than them all said...

because it feels so good to just let your head fly and laugh heartily

BigChamor21 said...

I get really nauseous when I laugh to much.

Auror said...

Laughter burns calories? Hahahahahaha :)

Mary Poppins said...

Can you explain #2?

coralcap said...

Well then, health insurance should really cover weekly visits to comedy clubs.

David_on_the_Lake said...

They just came out with a new study..

laughter is not the best medicine..apparently motrin is...