A Laugh A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”

-Audrey Hepburn

Laughter.

Ok. Ok. I can’t promise that a laugh a day will keep the doctor away.

However, according to the Mayo Clinic, laughter does have some benefits:

  • Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs, and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
  • It activates and relieves your stress response. 
  • Laughter can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress
  • Laughter can improve your immune system. Negative thoughts manifest into chemical reactions that can affect your body by bringing more stress into your system and decreasing your immunity. By contrast, positive thoughts can actually release neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially more-serious illnesses.
  • Laughter may also ease pain by causing the body to produce its own natural painkillers.
  • Laughter can also improve your mood.

“Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.” 

-Lord Byron

Snicker, giggle, or snort out loud!

Here’s some puns to make you chuckle.

You gouda brie kidding! That sounds egg-cellent!

“Laughter is poison to fear.”

-George R. R. Martin

Maybe he should go back to Koalage. Yes, that was a bear-y bad pun. I need to find some Koality jokes.

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” 

-Mark Twain

I tortellini loved this one. Pho real!

“Laughter is carbonated holiness.” 

-Anne Lamott

Totally Claw-some! Just Purr-fect!

I hope you’re feline good now. Carry that pawsitivity through your day.

Do you know any good puns? Share, share away!!

“I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.” 

-Maya Angelou

Sending you all love and light! Stay safe and healthy out there! xx

Let your light shine!

Amy

*all gifs are sourced from giphy.com.

26 thoughts on “A Laugh A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

  1. Okay here is my joke to add to this wonderful, dare I say silly, post.

    Q: When traveling where do yellow jackets stop to go to the bathroom?
    A: The BP gas station. 🐝

  2. Haha, good ones.Thanks for the smiles Amy. 😊
    You’ve probably heard about the mushroom that walked in a bar and the bar tender said, we don’t serve mushrooms here. To which the mushroom replied, ‘why not, I’m a fungi ‘😂

  3. I actually didn’t know all those medical benefits of laughing- love it!! And thank youuu for the laughs today- you know puns are my favorite! This post definitely brightened my evening 🙂

  4. Hahaha those jokes are so bad they’re good! I’ve often thought that laughter therapy should be a real thing given on prescription 😂 It really can make a difference mentally & physically.
    Caz xx

  5. Hi Amy, As soon as I read your title, I thought about my husband. He has made me laugh every single day we have been together and he still does. I love this on many levels. It diffuses stress and mini disagreements. And it is nice to be around someone like this. I am embarrassed to say, I am often the “snorter” in the family. A fun post. Thank you for making me smile and laugh. I hope all is well. Take care.

    1. That’s so awesome, Erica! My husband is definitely the comedian in our home! 😉 Once you make it to “snorting”, you know that you’re truly getting all the benefits of laughter. You can’t fake that level of amusement! 🙂 I’m glad the post made you smile. We are doing well and I hope that you are as well! xx

  6. These are all chuckle-worthy… But I have to say my favorite quote among them all was, “Laughter is carbonated holiness.” Amen to that! 😀

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