Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Laugh Your Way to Health

Did you know that laughter helps reduce natural killer cells, a type of white cell that raises the antibody levels. which fight infections. It suppresses the release of stress hormones and acts as a natural painkiller. It also lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Laughter increases circulation and strengthens organs, helping the body become more resistant to infections.
Laughing is also is an aerobic workout for the diaphragm and inreases the body's ability to use oxygen. A six year old laughs an average of 300 times a day. The adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day. That's why children can easily adjust stress because they are always laughing. So we really need to laugh to release our stress and also makes us look younger and minimize wringkles, we just have to forget our problems for a while inorder to feel us good. A popular saying says that "Laughter is the best medicine".
Reference: Health and Home March-April 2004 edition

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