Laughter Is Still The Best Medicine

"Is this the way it's supposed to work?"

We've all heard that laughter is the best medicine. And after a good laugh, we certainly feel better. Immune function improves, pain tolerance increases and stress response decreases, when we laugh.

Not only that, but a positive attitude means you're more likely to do healthy things like walk, eat vegetables and avoid saturated fats - ­choices that substantially help you avoid heart disease, cancer and stroke.

Whenever I tell a joke or funny story, and no one laughs, my usual dry response is, "Well, I thought it was funny."

So without further ado, here are a few health related jokes and quotes. If you don't find them humorous like I did, well then...I thought they were funny.


The doctor's office was crowded as usual, but the doctor was moving at a snail's pace. After waiting two hours, an old man slowly stood up and started walking toward the door.

"Where are you going?" the receptionist called out.

"Well," he said, "I figured I'd go home and die a natural death."


Laughter is inner jogging. - Norman Cousins


A woman walked up to a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch. "I couldn't help but notice how happy you look," she said. "What's your secret for a long and happy life?"

"I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day," he said. "I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat fatty foods, and never exercise."

"That's amazing," the woman said. "How old are you?"



If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. - Jimmy Buffett


A man walks into a doctor's office. He has a cucumber up his nose, a carrot in his left ear and a banana in his right ear.

"What's the matter with me?" he asked.

"You're not eating properly," replied the doctor.


"If you can't laugh at yourself, laugh at other people." - Tim Hawkins


In this world, we only get one go 'round. So laugh and enjoy life a little. Besides, it has a lot of health benefits too.
Paul Eilers is an Independent Member of The AIM Companies™