5. It can distract you from your stressful responsibilities
Sometimes you need a way to escape from reality and ignore your daily tasks so you can enjoy so innocent fun. A good sense of humor can go a long way in helping you to tune out the aspects of your day that make you feel anxious and stressed, and instead focus on the things and people who make you feel silly and happy. It might be your best friend or it might be the cast of Friends, but when you find someone or something that makes you laugh, don’t let it go.

6. It can build abdominal strength
Last but not least, do not underestimate the physical effects of laughter on your body. You know how after a long giggle fit you can feel sore and exhausted in your mid-section? That’s not a coincidence. Laughing works your abdominal muscles—no crunches required.