Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Do you remember when we were little kids and it was so much fun to laugh?!

Do you remember the last time you laughed so hard we started to cry?!

Well, it has been a while hasn’t it?

Laughing is something I really enjoy so can we do more of that please?It reduces my stress, makes me feel younger, heals me, and most of all it is super, duper fun!!

So just remember to laugh a little more.. like we used to! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Here is to peeing our pants we laugh so hard!

I Love You,

Your Body

Health Tip Of The Day: LAUGHTER REALLY IS THE BEST MEDICINE!                   Kayla laughing

We have all heard the phrase laughter is the best medicine but is that really true? Research shows that laughter is not only good for our souls and our mental wellbeing, but it is good for our internal body as well. In fact, laughter stretches your muscles, burns calories, and allows the body to get more oxygen. Here are some facts of how laughter really does a body good according to WEB MD:

**Increased Blood flow: __ Researchers at the University of Maryland studied the effects on blood vessels when people were shown either comedies or dramas. After the screening, the blood vessels of the group who watched the comedy behaved normally — expanding and contracting easily. But the blood vessels in people who watched the drama tended to tense up, restricting blood flow.

**Immune response: __Increased stress is associated with decreased immune system response. Studies have shown that the ability to use humor may raise the level of infection-fighting antibodies in the body and boost the levels of immune cells, as well.

**Stabilizing Blood sugar levels: __One study of 19 people with diabetes looked at the effects of laughter on blood sugar levels. After eating, the group attended a tedious lecture. On the next day, the group ate the same meal and then watched a comedy. After the comedy, the group had lower blood sugar levels than they did after the lecture.

**Better Sleep and Relaxation: __The focus on the benefits of laughter really began with Norman Cousin’s memoir, Anatomy of an Illness. Cousins, who was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a painful spine condition, found that a diet of comedies, like Marx Brothers films and episodes of Candid Camera, helped him feel better. He said that ten minutes of laughter allowed him two hours of pain-free sleep.

 
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