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They say laughter is the best medicine. If that’s true, how can you die laughing?

Of course, that was a joke and if you laughed, I did my job.

But why do we think laughter is the best medicine?

Is it true?

What about hearing a good joke is so good for us?

Back in the day, they probably could have gotten it from Proverbs 17:22 – “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.”

No one can doubt the validity of his claim.

People are just more attracted to someone who is the “life of the party” rather than a “Debbie Downer”. As time has gone on though, we know that laughing is just great for our health all around.

Studies have shown that laughing is a good workout for your lungs and heart.
Laughing for just 10 minutes can burn up to 50 calories. Click To Tweet

That’s something I found interesting. It also can help lower blood pressure. Who knew?

A few other benefits are that laughing can help with pain as we produce endorphins, which make you feel better. It also helps to boost your immune system. Studies have shown that people who are more joyful get sick less often. Maybe it is the best medicine.

It has been reported that children laugh up to 300 times a day while adults only laugh only 30 times.

Child Laughing

Why is that?

Kids just seem to be more joyful, not having the stress we have, in their lives. So, let’s be more like children. Start laughing today! It’s fun, easy, and anyone can do it.

We love jokes, so, to help get you started, here are some of my favorite jokes. Take them and pass them on to others!

For sake of length, here are some of my favorite one liners…

“I don’t think women should be allowed to have kids after 40. 40 kids is way too much by any standard.”

“Did you know the Earth is bi-polar.”

Two snails are chatting on the sidewalk. “I’ll have to cross the road,” says one. “Well, be careful,” says the other one, “there’s a bus coming in an hour.”

“I went into a general store the other day but they wouldn’t let me buy anything specific.”

Remember that awkward moment when you enthusiastically try to tickle somebody who isn’t ticklish?

And a few longer ones…

A teacher asked her students to use the word “beans” in a sentence. “My father grows beans,” said one girl. “My mother cooks beans,” said a boy. A third student spoke up, “We are all human beans.”

A proud and confident genius makes a bet with an idiot. The genius says, “Hey idiot, every question I ask you you don’t know the answer, you have to give me $5. And if you ask me a question and I can’t answer yours, I will give you $5,000.” The idiot says, “Okay.” The genius then asks, “How many continents are there in the world?” The idiot doesn’t know and hands over the $5. The idiot says, “Now me ask: what animal stands with two legs but sleeps with three?” The genius tries and searches very hard for the answer but gives up and hands over the $5000. The genius says, “Dang it, I lost. By the way, what was the answer to your question?” The idiot hands over $5.

Two guys are walking through a game park & they come across a lion that has not eaten for days. The lion chases the two men. They run as fast as they can and the one guy starts getting tired and says a prayer, “Please turn this lion into a Christian, Lord.” He looks to see if the lion is still chasing and he sees the lion on its knees. Happy to see his prayer answered, he turns around and heads towards the lion. As he comes closer to the lion, he hears it saying a prayer: “Thank you Lord for the food I am about to receive.”

So, what are you laughing at today?

To your success,

Kevin


Kevin is the author of two books available through his website (click here). Kevin is a husband and father, who has a creative mind and seeks to lead others in a better direction.