HOUSTON FAMILY MAGAZINE:

Belly Laughs Beat the Blues–and More!
by Marye Audet

“Laughter is the best medicine:" It’s an old adage that has been floating around for decades, but have you ever wondered if getting more laughter in your life could make a difference in your mental, emotional, and physical health?

It’s interesting to note that children laugh an average of 500 times a day while adults are lucky if they manage five good guffaws. Traffic jams, tight budgets, and work deadlines are only a few of the evils of modern society that will suck the giggle right out of you. The problem is that not only does all that stress weaken your sense of humor, it also weakens your immune system, makes you more prone to depression, and increases your grumpiness..."