Laughter is the Best Medicine

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One of the best feelings in the world is a belly laugh…one where your side hurts, your eyes water and you can’t catch your breath. Everything from a slight giggle to a side splitting bout of laughter can increase your overall sense of well-being.  Doctors have found that people who have a positive outlook on life tend to fight diseases better than people who tend to be more negative.

Here are a few benefits to adding Laughter to your day…

  • Lowers Blood Pressure: Laughter seemed to cause the tissue that composes the lining of blood vessels to expand, allowing for better blood flow reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Reduces Stress Hormones: Levels of stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine seem to decrease during bouts of laughter. These hormones can suppress the immune system, setting you up to a host of infections, illnesses and general poor health.
  • Cardiac Health: Laughter gets your heart pumping and burns a similar amount of calories per hour as walking at a slow to moderate pace.
  • Triggers Endorphins: Endorphins are the body’s natural pain killers. By laughing, you can release endorphins, which can help ease chronic pain and make you feel better.
  • Abs:  When you are laughing, the muscles in your stomach expand and contract, similar to when you purposely exercise your abs.

Smile…Laugh…Live longer!!

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

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