Have you laughed today? Laughter is contagious and it makes you feel good. Not only that, but being happy also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. In fact, your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to improve your daily mood and emotional state, which supports your overall health. When you live a joyful life your entire body benefits, especially your heart and mind. Research shows that joyful people have less chance of having a heart attack and are more likely to have healthier blood pressure, lower cholesterol, weight management, and decreased stress levels. Humor and laughter also strengthen your immune system, boost your energy levels, and help diminish pain.

Learn to fill your life with  joy for better health and well-being. Start by incorporating more humor and laughter in your daily life. Eventually, you’ll want to incorporate more joy into the fabric of your life, finding it naturally in everything you do.Find out more helpful ways on how to add happiness to your life by reading Dr. Cynthia Thaik's full article "A Joyful Life Supports Good Health," on Huffington Post.

For more by Dr. Cynthia Thaik on her website, click here.

My new book, Your Vibrant Heart, includes many more insights about how to nurture and care for your heart on both a physical and emotional level. I encourage you to order your copy today at http://www.yourvibrantheart.com/book.

About the Author

Cynthia Thaik, M.D.

Cynthia Thaik, M.D., is a Harvard trained physician and currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine

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