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Laugh it is good for you!

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Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.  By Mark Twain

 

Did you know that laughter was good for you, both mentally and physically.  When was the last time you laughed so hard your stomach and sides hurt.  If it has been a while think about this:

 

Health Benefits of Laughter

 

  • Stress reducing benefits
  • Increased oxygen Intake; which stimulates the lungs, heart, and muscles
  • Improved circulation: relaxes muscles and relieves stress
  • Release of endorphin’s by the brain; boosts our mood
  • Production of natural painkillers; reduces pain.

 

The Benefits of laughter has been proved by research in the following areas:

  • Psychiatry
  • General Patient Care
  • Rheumatology
  • Geriatrics
  • Oncology
  • Hospice care

 

Just laugh and let it out.

 

If it is a good movie,  a comedy show or a good improv show , or if it is doing something crazy like attempting a new sport or interest if you can laugh at yourself while you are attempting something new. It helps keep you young and fun at any age, and it keeps you happy and healthy.