The healthy joy of laughter

It turns out that laughter is a natural painkiller.

The healthy joy of laughter

Studies have shown that people who laugh more often can tolerate roughly 10% more pain compared to those who don’t laugh as much.

All those endorphins that laughter releases that make you feel good also act as a pain reducer.

Laughter can also be a distraction from aches and pains, so it’s able to mute the pain response.

Laughing is so effective as a painkiller that it’s also been found to be able to break the pain-spasm cycle that is common to some muscle disorders.