"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" (Proverbs 17:22, NIV).
Science has finally caught up with these words in the Bible that King Solomon wrote some 3,000 years ago.
The following report is from The Week magazine: "Laughter is good for your health-and now scientists know why. Researchers at the University of Maryland found that when 20 healthy volunteers smiled and guffawed while watching the comedy, Kingpin, their blood flow increased by 22 percent, about the same increase caused by aerobic exercise. But when volunteers watched tension-filled scenes from Saving Private Ryan, their blood flow decreased 35 percent.
"The researchers say that laughing apparently causes the endothelium, the tissue that lines blood vessels, to expand, which increases blood flow. Laughter may also improve arterial health by reducing mental stress, which constricts vessels and cuts blood flow. A healthy lifestyle-researcher Michael Miller tells New Scientist-would include 30 minutes of exercise three times a week, and 15 minutes of hearty laughter each day."
The cast of Laughter in My Soul - 1983 includes: John Colicos as Narrator
how good is laughter?
laughter is not bad at all. There fore laughter is actually a good thing.
yes, very good cause judea said so
No, Infact laughter is really good for you it help's you burn calories and is good for your heart and you.
It is a very old proverb
Medical science has proven that laughter is a good way to help depressed people for example. The laughter releases certain chemicals that effect the body and brain. A positive attitude is always good for good health.
Laughing is good and healthy for you.