FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT: Just as studies show the positive effects of smiling occurs whether the smile is fake or real, faked laughter also provides many benefits to our immune system. So we need to smile more, and if necessary fake laughter; you'll still achieve positive effects, and the fake merriment may lead to real smiles and laughter.
Next time your a feeling a little down pop your favorite comedy in the DVD PLAYER.
Physical Release: Have you ever felt like you "have to laugh or I'll cry"? Have you experienced the cleansed feeling after a good laugh? Laughter provides a physical and emotion release.
Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine and growth hormone. It also increases the level of health-enhancing hormones like endorphins, and neurotransmitters. Laughter increases the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T cells. All this means a stronger immune system, as well as fewer physical effects of stress. So start laughing and build that immune system.