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Addressing stress and distress: The intelligence of laughter

2/19/2013 - One of the best ways I have found to address distress is by undressing it and redressing it , when possible that is, with laughter. Excuse me? Yes, with laughter. Stress is part of daily life and in excess, becomes harmful, toxic and life-threatening. It then deserves to really be called "distress". All...

Laughter really is the best medicine -- Lower blood sugar, ease pain and boost health with a daily dose of mirth

10/25/2012 - A young child can laugh over 300 times a day whereas an adult will chuckle a fraction of this amount -- often much less, if at all. It's no joke. When life is taken too seriously, we are missing out on one of the greatest health boosting habits around. Feel good endorphins, pain management, lower blood...

New study shows best leg ulcer treatment is natural and includes laughter (really!)

3/21/2011 - For five years, scientists at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom tested the supposedly latest, greatest medical marvel for healing leg ulcers -- treatment with a high tech ultrasound wand. Only, it turns out, it does absolutely nothing to speed up the healing process of leg ulceration. However,...

Laughter Shown to Improve our Health and Wellbeing

6/9/2009 - We all know that it feels good to laugh. We know that a good comedy can uplift our mood and that laughing with friends can completely change how we feel. In fact, we`ve all heard the phrase "Laughter is the best medicine." Now a recent study shows that laughter can transform our physical health. A...

Laugh Your Way to Health

5/22/2009 - In Jimmy Buffett's famous song, "Changes in Latitudes," a key line in the chorus is: "If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane." This verse in this fun and somewhat philosophical song is supported by scientific research. Our mental health is positively enhanced by laughter. Using laughter as...

Laugh Your Way to Wellness With a New Yoga Trend

6/10/2008 - "Ho ho, ha ha ha," students in a fitness class at the University of Michigan Health System chant repeatedly while clapping their hands and walking around the room. They're just getting warmed up; in the next half-hour, they will stretch their muscles and work on breathing exercises. They'll also laugh...

Maybe Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine, And Itís Prophylactic! (press release)

7/17/2006 - Thereís no doubt that laughter feels good, but is there real neurophysiology behind it and what can you do about it? In a paper being presented in an American Physiological Society session at Experimental Biology 2006, Lee S. Berk of Loma Linda University, reports that not only is there real science...

Laughter is good medicine for reducing stress, enhancing brain chemistry

4/28/2005 - How do you actually reduce the levels of chronic stress in your body and enhance your lifespan, boost immune system function, protect your nervous system and your sanity, and give your endocrine system a much-needed rest? Fortunately there are several easy ways to do this. Let's start with the easiest...

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