Sure, it's fun to share a good laugh. But did you know it can actually improve your health? It's true: laughter is strong medicine. It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress.

2 Women Laughing
  • Creating opportunities to laugh
    • Watch a funny movie, TV show, or YouTube video
    • Invite friends or co-workers to go to a comedy club
    • Read the funny pages
    • Seek out funny people
    • Share a good joke or a funny story
    • Check out your bookstore's humor section
    • Host game night with friends
    • Play with a pet
    • Go to a "laughter yoga" class
    • Goof around with children
    • Do something silly
    • Make time for fun activities (e.g. bowling, miniature golfing, karaoke)