As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine. And not only is it good for you in a plethora of ways—both physical and mental—but it’s also contagious. When we laugh with others, we build bonds and foster a sense of connection. Laughter has been shown to relieve pain, ease anxiety and stress, boost your immune system, improve your mood, and more!


Boosts Immune System
Laughter isn’t just a wonderful mood booster. It also has immunological benefits. Stress hormones are reduced when you laugh, and immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies are produced, making you more resistant to disease. Laughter provides an emotional and physical release that can aid in the reduction of stress. Positive emotions like those experienced during laughter might cause neuropeptides (neurochemical messages in the brain) to be released. These chemicals may help combat illness and tension by stimulating neuropeptides production.

Lowers Stress
Laughter isn’t only contagious–it’s also therapeutic! Genuine or fake, laughter can help release endorphins (the feel-good hormone) and relax your muscles. Studies have shown that after a solid laugh, your muscles are relaxed for up to 45 minutes. So next time you’re feeling stressed, try incorporating some laughs into your day as a way to manage and reduce the amount of stress in your life.

Relieves Pain
Laughter is good for more than just the soul–it also does wonders for the body. It has been proven to help fight chronic pain and boost immunity, thanks to endorphins (natural painkillers produced by the brain). Laughter has also been shown to enhance our bodies’ natural killer cells and T-cells, which destroy harmful foreign matter in ourbodies. By keeping anxiety and sadness at bay, laughter strengthens our immune system’s ability to fight off invading viruses or other illnesses.


Eases Anxiety/Fear
Laughter, in particular a good chuckle, has been shown to reduce stress hormones, which are also linked to anxiety. Because your body’s hormone levels drop while anxiety and tension lessen in your body, you get an edge. The act of laughing has the same physiological effect as deep breathing since it enhances the amount of oxygen in our blood. This helps to settle bodily indications associated with worry.

Improves Mood
Laughter has been found to improve one’s mood and general sense of well-being. Individuals with a positive attitude toward life were shown in studies to fight illness more successfully than those who were negative. Endorphins are chemicals that have an anti-pain function and are released when you laugh. Laughter also lowers stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine, which helps to reduce tension.

Enhances Resilience
Laughter has been shown to help us relax, heal, and have a good mood. We may acquire perspective and become more at ease when we can laugh, whether at ourselves or anything else entirely. This makes us feel stronger and flexible, making us more inclined to submit and “go with the flow” rather than resist unavoidable changes.

Laughter has been shown to relieve pain, ease anxiety and stress, boost your immune system, improve your mood, and more!


Strengthens Relationships
Laughter is a great way to build stronger and more resilient relationships. Humor not only encourages people to be more open and social, but it also generates good feelings, allowing for emotional connections. Shared amusement is one of the most efficient ways of keeping relationships alive and interesting as well as a highly successful approach for resolving issues and conflicts. Incorporating more humor into your daily interactions can improve the quality of your love relationships, as well as your connections with co-workers, family members, and friends.

Attracts Others to Us
Laughter has the ability to bring people together due to its simple, yet powerful nature. You may make some new friends by laughing it up with others. It also encourages individuals to join in on the fun by keeping them entertained and happy. Most people believe that laughter is contagious, so if you can add more humor into your life, you’ll be able inspire those around you to do the same!

Helps Diffuse Conflicts
Humor, when used correctly, may help you reconnect with your partner and lighten the mood. If levity is used appropriately and respectfully, it might become a bonding experience rather than adding to the conflict. Humor may be utilized to convey an idea without appearing like an adversary or offending anyone. Using humor as a weapon in relationships may assist to relieve some of the stress.

How Avanti Senior Living at Towne Lake Helps Promote Laughter

“Laugh, and the world laughs with you,” as a proverb goes. Laughter is contagious, and those that laugh frequently are generally happier in general. Happiness is an important component of success in life, which is why we put it so high on our priority list at Avanti Senior Living at Towne Lake.. We strive to make all of our residents happy with their lives so they may thrive.

We also promote community involvement through group activities like arts and crafts or exercise in order to provide our residents with a sense of purpose, which promotes socialization and strengthens connections between residents. These events usually result in lots of laughter, and the friendships formed are strengthened by their shared happiness.

If you or your loved one is looking for a senior living community that promotes laughter and happiness, look no further than Avanti Senior Living at Towne Lake. Contact us today to learn more about our community and how we can help you or your loved one live a happy and fulfilling life.