In an attempt to clarify the connection between laughter and health, a study was conducted on nursing mothers and their newborn children. They were shown either a Charlie Chaplin movie (a silent film eliminated language as a variable) or unexciting weather footage. Two feedings later, those children whose moms had shown visible signs of humor (they laughed) had reduced allergic reactions and when tested, their mothers’ milk had increased levels of a hormone associated with relaxation.
So, even if you aren’t breast feeding, laugh for at least 15 minutes today. It’s probably good for you!