You know what they say…..”Laughter is the best medicine”?

According to an article with that title on http://www.helpguide.org/life/humor_laughter_health.htm, laughter is that and so much more.  The article states that “More than just a respite from sadness and pain, laughter gives you the courage and strength to find new sources of meaning and hope.  Even in the most difficult of times, a laugh– or even simply a smile – can go a long way toward making you feel better.”

Another article from Live Science goes so far as to say that endorphins released during laughter raise a person’s ability to ignore pain.  Yes – researchers found that people’s pain thresholds were significantly increased after laughter!

Besides potential pain management, laughter has numerous other benefits that have been neatly compiled in this infographic by Greatist, a trusted health & fitness source for the young, savvy, and social.  Check out their site for information on laughter and much more!

Created at http://greatist.com/happiness/what-laughter-can-do-you

Infographic created by Greatist.