Medical Science Proves Laughter really is "The best medicine"!

In a paper being presented in an American Physiological Society session at Experimental Biology 2006, Lee S. Berk of Loma Linda University, reports that not only is there real science and psychophysiology, but just the anticipation of the "mirthful laughter" involved in watching your favorite funny movie has some very surprising and significant neuroendocrine/hormone effects.

You can read the release here.

Bottom line is, a good belly-laugh improves your overall health and your immune system. It also reduces stress.

At work, I've always been a big proponent of "having at least one good laugh" every day. Seems like good preventative medicine to me.

Think about your work environment -- Do your people laugh every day, or is it like boring and miserable, with miserable people? If you aren't happy, you can change it if you want to.

If you're having trouble, perhaps this old ASCII quote from a 90's era BBS will help:

Das machine is nicht fur gerfingerpoken und mittengrabben.
Ist easy schnappen der Sprinngwerk, blowenfusen und
poppencorken mit spitzensparken.
Ist nicht fur gewerken by das Dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken
sightseeren keepen hands in das Pockets.
Relaxen und watch das blinkenlights...