As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine! We all know that laughing makes us feel good but it can also have a positive influence on our health. When we laugh, our bodies change, raising our pulse and blood pressure, breathing faster and sending more oxygen to tissues, which may offer similar benefits to a mild work out.
The best thing is, it doesn’t cost anything and is highly infectious. Laughing with friends and family can strengthen relationships and bring people together, increasing happiness and intimacy. As well as making you feel good and improving mental health it also has a number of positive effects on your body.
- Relax your whole body
A hearty laugh can help relieve physical tension from your body, reducing stress and helping your muscles relax for up to 45 minutes after.
- Boost your immune system
Laughing can decrease stress hormones and increase your immune cells and the antibodies that fight infection. This will overall increase your immune system functioning.
- Release endorphins
Endorphins are natural ‘feel good’ chemicals, laughter triggers their release and can promote a sense of well-being and even temporary pain relief
- Protect your heart
A good laugh can increase blood flow and even improve the function of blood vessels, which can help protect against heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
With that being said, here is a joke to brighten your evening:
A lady decided to give herself a big treat for her 70th birthday by staying overnight in a really nice luxurious hotel..
When she checked out the next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for $250.00.
She demanded to know why the charge was so high “I agree it’s a nice hotel, but the rooms aren’t worth $250.00 for just an overnight stay –
I didn’t even have breakfast!”
The clerk told her that $250.00 is the ‘standard rate,’ and breakfast had been included had she wanted it.
She insisted on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appeared and, forewarned by the desk clerk, announced: “This hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference canter which are available for use.”
“But I didn’t use them.”
“Well, they are here, and you could have.”
He went on to explain that she could also have seen one of the in-hotel shows for which they were so famous.
“We have the best entertainers from all over the world performing here.”
“But I didn’t go to any of those shows…” She Pleaded.
“Well, we have them, and you could have” was the reply.
No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, she replied,
“But I didn’t use it!” and the Manager countered with his standard response.
After several minutes discussion, and with the Manager still unmoved, she decided to pay, wrote a check and gave it to him.
The Manager was surprised when he looked at the check.
“But Madam, this check is for only $50.00”
“That’s correct” she replied “I charged you $200.00 for sleeping with me.”
“But I didn’t sleep with you madam!” said the manager
“Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have.”
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