Asda Money t/a Asda Financial Services Limited

July 23, 2012 05:16 ET

A Laughing Matter

Asda Money Highlights How a Good Laugh Can Make You Physically and Mentally Healthier

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 23, 2012) - Is laughter really the best medicine? Well, it appears that it is. More and more research is showing that laughing can have a positive effect on your physical and mental health. It has been proven to improve sleep, help to lower blood pressure and significantly reduce levels of stress.

What's more, laughter also helps to release endorphins, which make you feel good and having a good laugh can also help boost your immune system, helping your body fight off any ailments.

Everyone likes to laugh. Of course what makes us laugh can differ enormously between different people, but the end result is the same - it is good for our health. Whether you are 18 or 80, having a good chuckle can improve your mental and physical health. It is a good way to reduce stress and laughing gets the blood pumping through your body, helping you fight off infections and reducing blood pressure.

For anyone that doesn't have enough laughter in their lives, there are plenty of ways to have a laugh more often. Changing your outlook so that you see the funny side of situations, watching funny TV shows and of course socialising with friends and family - preferably funny ones - will increase the chances of you laughing more often.

While looking after your health, eating well and exercising, as well as having adequate life insurance in place, are all very important, we should not neglect the benefits of having a good laugh either.

Classic Jokes

One of the best ways to enjoy a regular laugh, of course, is to have a joke. No matter how old you are, some jokes are always funny and likely to put a smile on your face.

One of the best loved comedians of all time is Tommy Cooper. A survey to find the best jokes in the world in 2010 revealed that Cooper's jokes ranked more frequently than any other comedian, with this joke, coming out highest (and fifth overall).

"I said to the gym instructor: 'Can you teach me to do the splits?' He said: 'How flexible are you?' I said: 'I can't make Tuesdays'."**

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* http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/page.cfm?objectid=12251019&method=full&siteid=50082#ixzz1qsqsR89T

** http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/comedy/8078185/Tommy-Cooper-dominates-list-of-best-jokes.html

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