Don’t give up on this video clip. Just keep watching!! It’s only a short clip. You’ll feel much better for it.
We realise that we’ve been bogging you down in a whole heap of mundane over the last couple of weeks.
Being over 50 isn’t all about getting older after all. What we need more than anything is a good old belly-laugh now and then. When we first saw this video we both laughed our socks off. It’s just one of those ‘feel good’ clips that you can’t help smiling at, no matter how much of a Victor Meldrew you happen to be.
Laughter is the Best Medicine
All those clips saying ‘eat this, drink that, rub such and such into your skin‘ probably do help in their own (little) individual ways, but when did you last feel as good as you do watching this cockatoo strutting his stuff.
‘A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.’ (Proverbs 17:22)
or in modern-day speak: ‘ laughter is the best medicine ‘.
There is actually a lot of truth in the above saying. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.