Sunday, March 20, 2011

How Often Do You Laugh A Day?

There has been much research which is indicating that laughter is indeed the best medicine. More health-care professionals are finding that laughter helps to lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, and reduce stress hormones while triggering the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. The bottom line is that laughter helps to produce a wonderful sense of well-being.

Laughter is contagious and has no known side effects, unless you count laughing until you cry. It’s that good belly laugh that exercises the diaphragm, relaxes muscles, and reduces stress while giving the heart a good workout as well while contracting the abs.
Humor Therapy is showing up in hospitals around the country as being therapeutic. Studies even show that laughing actually raises levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies and also helps people to heal. The physical and emotional releases from laughing produce a cleansed feeling.
Laughter and humor give a light hearted perspective to life’s challenges and brings the focus away from negative emotions such as guilt, anger, fear and stress.
Laughing Clubs are becoming popular in countries such as India as well as the United States. Participants gather for the sole purpose of laughing. Humor is a universal language which connects us to each other. As a natural diversion, it helps to break down barriers and bring people together. Perhaps by lightening the mood, it helps to improve the quality of social interaction. As more and more people bring laughter into their lives, others around will most likely laugh more and everyone will realize the benefits. Yoga laughing is receiving attention as a means of healing mind, body and spirit.
Pre-school aged children don’t have to be told to laugh. They laugh naturally and a lot more often than adults do. In fact, a study has shown that children laugh about 400 times a day as compared to adults who laugh 17 times a day.
How can you find more humor in your life?
TV and Movies offer an assortment of comedies, while getting together with friends at a comedy club is a great way to bring more laughter into your life.
Change your attitude and instead of complaining about life’s frustrations, bring humor into the situation. Approach life with more joy and you’ll feel less stressed about negative events.

Did you know that just thinking about laughing can be just as beneficial?
So, take advantage of what life has to offer by bringing humor into your life. What could be better? It’s free and has no known side reactions.
Did you get a good laugh today?

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