Research says that children laugh 200-400 times a day. A 35-year-old laughs a mere 15-18 times a day. Sad, isn’t it? Why did we stop laughing? Laughter is important! A sense of humor can help us connect with others and make everyday stresses easier to handle. Laughing simply feels good, but it also is good for your health. Laughter releases endorphins – your body’s pain-killing, feel-good chemicals.