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Try Laughing
By Lew Duffey
Thursday, July 20, 2006

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I wanted to share this because in the times we live in we all need a break from the dim reality of the world today. So, I am going to simply say, let's not take it to seriously. This life is only temorary, anyway. Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you lose a lot of body fluid. Did I say that right? By the way, this came from the web. But I know it's true .

 


            Go ahead, try it.  It’s good for you.  Here are some of the medical benefits of laughter.  Did you know “When we laugh, natural killer cells which destroy tumors and viruses increase, along with Gamma-interferon (a disease-fighting protein), T-cells (important for our immune system) and B-cells (which make disease-fighting antibodies). As well as lowering blood pressure, laughter increases oxygen in the blood, which also encourages healing.”  


 


 


Did you know that the sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze? Humor and laughter can cause a domino effect of joy and amusement, as well as set off a number of positive physical effects. A good hearty laugh can help:



  • reduce stress,

  • lower blood pressure,

  • elevate mood,

  • boost immune system ,

  • improve brain functioning,

  • protect the heart,

  • connect you to others,

  • foster instant relaxation, and

  • make you feel good.

 


Laughter activates the chemistry of the will to live and increases our capacity to fight disease. Laughing relaxes the body and reduces problems associated with high blood pressure, strokes, arthritis, and ulcers. Some research suggests that laughter may also reduce the risk of heart disease. Historically, research has shown that distressing emotions (depression, anger, anxiety, and stress) are all related to heart disease. A study done at the University of Maryland Medical Center suggests that a good sense of humor and the ability to laugh at stressful situations helps mitigate the damaging physical effects of distressing emotions (see References and resources for more details). Some other specifics about laughter’s affect on the body are listed below.


 


These are excerpts from the website below:  Go there and find out more about laughter.  Now do you see why bring your sense of humor is a poignant thing to say?


http://www.helpguide.org/life/humor_laughter_health.htm

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Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 7/21/2006
I think I laugh too much; I laugh at absolutely anything and everything - but I still get that sniffle. Lol ... I should be doing that - staying up and plotting my revenge. Lol. Great aricle, Lew!

God bless,

Sandie.
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 7/20/2006
Hi Lew, Great article. I'm all for laughter...and laughing especially at self. There definitely is healing in it. This has given me an idea for a poem...thanks, Lew. Keep an eye out for it! :)

God Bless...
Lena
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/20/2006
Lew,

Good advice, we all could benefit from laughter's healing touch. Very well penned!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your Texas friend, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 7/20/2006
Try Laughing - Yeah Man - If you can laugh in the mist of trials, terror, hunger, pain, sorrow, auto accident, train accident, airplane failure, deceit, betrayal, abuse, and the list goes on--YOU HAVE GOT IT MADE Thanks Friend




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