I Had No Idea How Healthy It Was To Laugh!
Now just because I had to idea as to how healthy it was to laugh, doesn’t mean I haven’t seen a Readers Digest before and read the joke section called “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. It’s more like I didn’t really know all the health benefits that come along with laughter.
I can also tell you I’m aware of how good I do feel when I’m laughing and how unhealthy I feel when I’m stressed out. That being said as a Canadian I’m blessed with the fact that we have “Just for Laughs” reruns every night. Now it may not be everyones cup of tea, but it certainly works for me. I mean no one said it had to be self generated laughter, so if you have access to the comedy channel sooner or laughter one of those comics is going to find your funny bone.
In the mean time enjoy the article below written by Melinda Smith, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D so that the next time you feel it may not be appropriate to laugh – laugh anyway because it’s good for you!
Laughter is the Best Medicine
The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter
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. 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
“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”
~ Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.
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…
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