How Your Sense of Humor Works

4 out of five doctors recommend it

Your sense of humor is good for your health. It can help you manage and release chronic stresses at the root of disease and symptoms such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart attacks and ulcers. It boosts the immune system—laughter and cheerfulness have been shown to raise Immune System Lymphocytes, Immunoglobulin, Natural Killer Cells and Gamma Interferon. Unrelieved stress raises levels of destructive hormones such as cortisol and epiphrine; your sense of humor can help to lower them. Your sense of humor works directly on the anger and hurt feelings that result from taking yourself too seriously. It doesn’t make problems disappear, but it makes them much less stressful.


The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.– Mark Twain 


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