Sunday, January 24, 2010

How does laughter improve your health? (click on image to enlarge).

It's not for nothing that they say "laughter is the best medicine." There are several ways laughing affects your body. First, it increases blood flow and circulation, helping to decrease the risk of cardiovascular problems. Second, when you laugh, you work stomach, legs, arms and face muscles--a good round of laughter is a great aerobic workout! And, after the workout, muscles remain relaxed for up to an hour. Third, laughing improves your resistance to disease by decreasing stress hormones and increasing immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies. Fourth, it releases endorphins which make us feel good and help to relieve pain. Today is "Belly Laugh Day." Burst out laughing and feel better all over!

Article taken from's Highlights

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