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The Healing Power of Laughter
Written By : Maureen Jensen 
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A growing body of research supports the theory that laughter has a therapeutic value. A good laugh not only helps the spirit, it gets the blood pumping.

Laugh on a regular basis, and you can even boost your immune system, according to some research. It improves your breathing, helps with blood pressure, burns calories and reduces pain.

Laughter is an important stress-management tool. When you laugh the brain stops thinking. It is a proven way to keep your mental balance.

Laughter is contagious, so if you bring more laughter into your life, you can most likely help others around you to laugh more. By elevating the mood of those around you, you can diminish their stress levels, and possibly improve the quality of social interaction you experience with them, reducing your stress level even more. What’s even better is that the more you smile, the more others will too.

A good sense of humor is one of the most important tools in your self-care kit. In fact, studies show that laughter affects both your body and your mind. Laughter is also readily available, free, has no side effects, and you do not have to worry about overdosing.

Only we ourselves can take control of our own lives and do something about it. No one can make you happy if you don’t want to be happy. Modern science and medicine have now discovered that the more you laugh the better your health is and that is no joke.

Now that you know about the benefits of laughter you need to do it more often , isn’t it time that you introduce lots of it into your life? You will be surprised at the results you get. Life is short. Have fun and keep laughing towards good health and a wonderful life.

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