Friday, November 8, 2013

Thankful for 30 Days - Day 8


Laughter is the best medicine! It’s true.  Here are some health benefits of laughter.
  •     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.

I love to laugh!  Laughing just makes you feel better. Laughter has a way of lifting my spirit on rough days.  You can turn the worst day into a better day with just a little laughter.  I’m lucky to have family and friends that help me to see the humor in every situation.  

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