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Saturday, March 25, 2017

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HUMOR AND LAUGHTER

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  • Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far
     more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze.

When laughter is shared, it binds people together and

increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino

effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy

physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter

strengthen your immune system, boost your energy,

diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of

stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and

easy to use. 


Laughter is strong medicine for mind and body


Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.
With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.

Laughter is good for your health

  • Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
  • Laughter boosts the immune system. 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.
  • Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.




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