Laugh yourself healthy

Good evening!

It’s day five of the #ishineyoushine challenge. Today’s questions is “what makes you laugh the hardest?” This is a great question, because it has allowed me to reflect on my humor resources, some of which are:

The Onion

The Perry Bible Fellowship

Savage Chickens

Do you have places you go to when you want to laugh? What are some of your humor resources?

Laughter is a really fun way to enhance your sense of well-being. Help Guide (www.helpguide.org) identifies some of the benefits of laughter as follows:

-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.

I have a deep love of cartoons. Right down to my marrow. So, if I have to pick what makes me laugh the hardest, I would have to say humor delivered via cartoons. 

This is a cartoon I made two years ago about the risk involved with using a billy goat for space exploration.

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Have an awesome evening; I hope you get a chance to laugh.

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