- Reduces physical pain and discomfort by producing pain-reducing hormones called endorphins;
- Strengthens our immune system by stimulating production of proteins called globulins, along with T-cells and interferon;
- Decreases stress sensations by reducing cortisol levels.
Personally I know that unexpected laughter of this sort can turn a whole day around. Kind of like putting the rock-solid ice cube of frustration, anxiety, disappointment, turmoil, and stress on a sidewalk during high noon in August. All of the negativity quickly melts away, leaving no trace of its previous existence. Ahh, the healing power of laughter.
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