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Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople

Motivational Quote - There ain’t much fun in medicine, but there’s a heck of a lot of medicine in fun.

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When was the last time your doctor told you to stay home and watch “Seinfeld”? Or suggested a night out at the circus? Or told you to play fetch with a dog? It probably hasn’t happened, but the day may not be far off. Laughter and fun are great ways to break down the walls of stress, preventing both mental and physical damage. Play time loosens up joints constricted by tension and poor posture. It brightens your attitude and is a healthy outlet for the most troubled thoughts. Even during our time off, it seems like we still spend a lot of time working – as a handyman, chauffer, mechanic, negotiator, therapist, cook, activist, or whatever is called for. Next time you’re starting to feel the strain, think about how long it’s been since you just played for the fun of it. It might be longer than you think. Then go buy yourself a toy.

Member Comments

FRAN0426 11/4/2015 11:00:21 PM
As children we did fun things,, never knowing it was called exercise. Adults get to caught up as adults forgetting how fun playing was , we can enjoy exercise think of it as playing.
MAYBER 4/28/2015 6:43:09 PM
a day in which you have not laughed is a wasted day
find something positive in today
one day at a time God Bless
2BEATIT1 3/26/2015 6:42:35 PM
great word. We make every excuse not to get out and have fun and exercise at the same time.
LINDAM.1 12/21/2014 9:30:27 PM
Smile is good also.
RUNNER11G 10/20/2014 6:43:00 AM
When was the last time you put a little fun in your life? Smile often and watch the stress disappear.
BAMAJAM2 10/6/2014 2:50:27 PM
This is CUTE!
JITZUROE 10/5/2014 10:47:18 AM
I LOVE this!
I'm a chronic pain patient who sees far too many doctors each month, and always willing to give new treatments a trial run.
I've made watching silly movies and laughter a part of my daily homework, as it is critical to have fun in life, no matter what your challenges are!
Great quote, thanks!
CHACHAOREO 8/26/2014 8:47:53 PM
How true~
LSTEMM 5/17/2012 10:15:04 AM
This is so true, a good balance for life!
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