The Power of Laughter

Spriza’s motto, as you may (or may not) know is “Win. Laugh. Live”. In a previous post I chatted about winning, but now I want to talk about laughing.

I find reading the definition of words really powerful…

laugh verb (used without object)

  1. to express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usually accompanied by characteristic facial and bodily movements*

How fun does that sound? Laughter is such an unusual thing when you think about it. How we express our happiness, our joy, our nervousness. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who doesn’t like to laugh! If you have, I’d like to meet them! ...On second thought, I don’t.

Laughter is a universal language! No matter your culture or the language you speak, when someone laughs, joy is expressed. It’s contagious! Here’s an article on Laughter by Dr. Mercola, which addresses 10 fascinating facts about laugher.

You know the saying, laughter is the best medicine. Well I’d have to agree that it helps! And there’s plenty of science to back up the health benefits of laughter. Some of these benefits, as outlined by helpguide.org, include:

  • Physical Health: Boost immunity, lowers stress hormones, prevents heart disease
  • Mental Health: Eases anxiety and fear, improves mood, enhances resilience
  • Social Benefits: Strengthens relationships, helps defuse conflict
  • And many many more!

“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.” ~ Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D

Do something today that makes you laugh, and enjoy the many benefits!

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