laughter-medicine

I want to spend the remainder of the week talking about good health. We can’t live our best lives and be in the worst shape at the same time. It just doesn’t work like that. We are suppose to be so healthy on the inside that it spills over into us taking action to make our outer shell healthy.

I want to give you some fail proof health advice, that is absolutely free to do, and you can do it almost anywhere. You need to laugh more. Yes you heard me right, we are not laughing enough. I can understand why that is so because many things are happening to us and around us that could easily zap our joy.

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. There isn’t a medicine that works faster or more to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh.  Below are some simple facts on laughing

  • 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.

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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