Laughing: My Best Medicine

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‘Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state supports good health.’

Paul E McGhee Ph.D

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Laughing is the direct opposite to crying; but like crying, it is also a renowned therapeutic that nature has made available for our well being.

It is an antidote to stress, pain and conflict. It decreases stress hormones, protecting the body against the damaging effects of stress.

Laughing boosts immunity. It has been found that laughing yourself out increases the numbers of immune cells and infection fighting antibodies (boosts T-cells) and also improves resistance to diseases.

laugh - 'tis free!!
laugh – ’tis free!!

It decreases pain by relaxing the muscles, boosting of energy and triggers the release of ‘feel-good’ hormones (also known as the endorphins). It is actually a form of exercise, in that when you laugh, you engage your muscles in activities thereby improving your great feeling.

Laughter does protect the heart. It improves functions of the blood vessels, thus increasing blood flow in the body. It also provides protection against heart and cardiovascular problems.

Just REMEMBER that, whenever you make a good laughter:

  • You add joy and zest to your life.
  • You ease anxiety and fear.
  • You improve your mood.
  • You enhance your resilience.

‘Laughter and humor help you stay emotionally healthy.’

Laughter is the Best Medicine; The Health Benefits of Humor

www.helpguide.org

Other Related Links:

1. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/emotional-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm

2. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044456

3. http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/give-your-body-boost-with-laughter

4. http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/topic/humor/benefits-humor

5. http://www.everydayhealth.com/womens-health/health-benefits-of-laughter.aspx

6. http://life.gaiam.com/article/7-benefits-laughter

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One thought on “Laughing: My Best Medicine

    Smiling: So Contagious!! | Tenacious Insiders said:
    February 27, 2015 at 10:33

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