"The most wasted day of all is that in which we have not laughed."
Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort
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The effects of laughter and exercise are very similar.
The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze.
Considering the inestimable benefits of humor it only makes sense to bring as much laughter into our lives as possible. What other medicine is this powerful, yet completely free and has no bad side effects?
(The person who wrote the above didn't know about Clay, he's the best medicine I've ever had!)
Laughter's Effects on the Body
Laughter lowers blood pressure.
People who laugh heartily on a regular basis have lower blood pressure than the average person. When people have a good laugh, initially the blood pressure rises, but then it decreases to levels below normal. Breathing then becomes deeper which sends oxygen enriched blood and nutrients throughout the body.
Humor changes our biochemical state.
Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases infection fighting antibodies. It increases our attentiveness, heart rate, and pulse.
Laughter protects the heart
Laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may help protect you against a heart attack. A recent study done by the University of Maryland Medical Center found that people with heart disease were 40% less likely to laugh in a variety of situations compared to people of the same age without heart disease.
Laughter gives our bodies a good workout.
Laughter can be a great workout for your diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles. It massages abdominal organs, tones intestinal functioning, and strengthens the muscles that hold the abdominal structures in place. It is estimated that hearty laughter can burn calories equivalent to several minutes of exercise.
Humor improves brain function and relieves stress.
Laughter stimulates both sides of the brain to enhance learning. It eases muscle tension and psychological stress, which keeps the brain alert and allows people to retain more information.
Fun photos are thanks to Invisible926; Leslie42; Fivegoldens; Scrpkym; dc4clay; Toni7babe
Thank you Ladies!
We need to laugh more and seek stress reducing humor in our everyday lives. Laughter is the human gift for coping and for survival. Laughter ringing, laughter pealing, laughter roaring, laughter bubbling. Chuckling. Giggling. Snickering. Snorting. These are the sounds of soul saving laughter which springs from our emotional core and helps us feel better, see things more clearly, and creatively weigh and use our options. Laughter helps us roll with the punches that inevitably come our way. The power of laughter is unleashed every time we laugh. In today's stressful world, we need to laugh much more.
Laughter Therapist, Enda Junkins, LCSW, LMFT, BCD
It is not the number of breaths you take that matter, it is the number of moments that take your breath away. (unknown)
I don't know what was so funny to use the ROTFL, he just makes me grin. If I were a good writer I'd think of something witty to go with it!
So where and how did this laughing health lesson come about? I'm not sure, other than when looking at the photos I've collected I was remembering the videos I'd watched that had me laughing like crazy. It made me feel good!
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Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too
I passed around the corner
and someone saw my grin
When he smiled I realized
I'd passed it on to him .
I thought about that smile
then I realized its worth,
A single smile, just like mine,
could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin,
don't leave it undetected
Let's start an epidemic quick,
and get the world infected!
Photo credits: Irishbookgal; Invisible926 and Toni7babe
Photo credits & thanks to: Scrpkym; Toni7babe; Lynninnj;
Debs33 has made her debut as a montage maker..and a good one she is too. I'm so pleased she gave me the okay to it add to YouTube & post the link in my blog.
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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face--Roberta Flack
Montage by Debs33
Believe in your heart that something wonderful
is about to happen.
Love your life.
Believe in your powers, and your potential,
And in your own goodness.
Wake every morning with the awe of just being alive.
Discover in each day the magnificent,
awesome beauty of the world.
Explore and embrace life in yourself,
and in everyone you see each day.
Reach within to find your own special being.
Amaze yourself and arouse those around you
to the potential of each new day.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect;
this is the essence of your humanity.
Let those who love you help.
Trust enough to be able to take.
Look with hope to the horizon of each new day,
For today is all we truly have.
Live this day like it were your last.
Let a little sun out as well as in.
Create your own rainbows.
Be open to all possibilities.
Always believe in Miracles.
Thanks to ILClaymate, Toni7babe, Teddyhugz11 and PinkCocoa.
Type as I might, words keep escaping me these days. Do you suppose the Aiken Fog has turned into Clacking Fever?
I'll just say Thank You everyone for stopping by and for your wonderful comments!
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