Diabetes management is serious business, but every once in a while, you need a good laugh. You’ve probably heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.”
After a hearty laugh, have you noticed how good you feel? We feel more focused, alert and relaxed. Several research studies demonstrate that humor relieves stress and tension, decreases pain and often diffuses conflict. Humor reduces stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies. You feel good after laughing because laughter releases endorphins, the “feel-good hormones” that promote an overall sense of well-being and help relieve pain.