Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
A true story: As you may know in Europe in the olden days hospitals were usually constructed on the outskirts of towns. One day it so happened that a doctor called the wife of a patient and told her to come to the hospital if she wanted to see her husband alive still, as it appeared that his last day arrived. She came to the hospital at noonb and sat near her husbands bed. At 3 pm she started to look at her watch. 4 pm. 5 pm. At 6 pm she called the doctor and asked: “Doctor, do you think I will catch the last bus back home?”
And another heart-rendingering (true) story: A wife lie dying in the hospital. Her grieving husband was sitting with her. Then the wife said to the husband: “George, please promise me that after I have died please marry my best friend Elisabeth”. The husband grieving greatly at the situation of his wife was not in the mood and replied: “My darling, you go on dieing, about the rest we will see later…”.
(No offence meant!!!) (just quoting from supposed to be true stories…)…