My research question is: What are the health benefits of laughter? Is it really the best medicine?
My mom is always telling me to laugh a little and it makes me wonder if it indeed does anything. Even though the second part to my question is considered to be a cliché, I think that this question is an interesting enough topic to write about. It interests me in that it is a common phrase, but its correctness is not something that you would just know. The approach I will take is to first acknowledge the physical and mental effects of laughter. I will explore the areas of how laughter affects the body and how laughing can be exercise. I will also consider if laughter can heal the sick more quickly. Then I will talk about the mental side in which laughing can reduce stress and create positive emotions. Right now I am not sure about the organization of my essay, but I think I will start off with the physical effects followed by the mental effects. I will conclude with an overall analysis of laughter and answer if it is the best medicine.