Portion of Pasig, Metro Manila
Last week I had another trip, my fourth this year. It was a little bit different this time, though.
This time there was no sea and sun, but still lots of fun. And the trip was not to a remote and secluded resort but right in the heart of Metro Manila.
Laughter is the best medicine.
If you dispute that, then you, as an infant, must have sucked lemon juice from your mom’s tits, or suffer from congenital constipation.
From a purely medical standpoint, laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to diseases.
It triggers the release of endorphins which promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Endorphins are the body’s natural feel-good chemicals.
Caution: Too much of everything, however, is not good – even laughter.