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LET'S LIGHTEN UP

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


LET'S LIGHTEN UP!

Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.

Laughter is Good For Your Health!

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.
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1BEACHWALKER 5/5/2013 2:12AM

    That is so true! Ever heard of laughter yoga?! I have just heard of it! Such a cool idea!
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ARTJAC 5/1/2013 4:20AM

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IKACEY 5/1/2013 3:04AM

    That is so true that its not funny lol Laughter is good for us. The Bible even says "a merry heart doeth good like a medicine" I know of one man that cured himself from a supposedly incurable disease from laughing. He read and watched all kinds of humor like Bill Cosby and other comedians and it cure him. He wrote a book about it though I can't recall his name or its name, but the point is this is an emoticon blog, something we all need to hear and remember.Hmmmm maybe we need a just to laugh thread on the team.....? emoticon
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 4/30/2013 10:15PM

    I agree. Somewhere I have read that "well done is better than well said." emoticon

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TATTER3 4/30/2013 11:31AM

    I've taught my year old GS to throw his head back and laugh with gusto. Drives his daddy crazy!! BWAH-ha-ha-ha ha!!!

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SUSIEPH1 4/30/2013 4:32AM

    So very true Sandra love. Thanks for the reminder, we had a lovely day today on the River. Lots of giggles and laughs and remembering the times we had when the Children were young and we had the ski boat ..
Marian was cuddling her dad and reminding him of when he nearly drowned her.
He was teaching her to water ski and told her not to let the rope go .
Unfortunately she took him at his word and kept hold of rope as he towed he through and under the water !! .
She eventually let the rope go and we were able to get her back on board the boat .. She was only 5 Years old ..
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GOANNA2 4/30/2013 4:18AM

    So true Sandra. My son is a great teacher.
He has a thunderous laugh and it comes
From deep within. He often tells me if it wasn't
For the laughter, he would be a very did-
tressed person. He often asks me why I
am so serious most of the time and should
laugh more. Thanks for the reminder.xxx
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