Rule #28 11/11/15
My friends who know me well, know I am the master of making them laugh in their worst times of crisis, I have a gift of always being able to lighten up the situation and bring some momentary comfort. There is nothing wrong with joking through our most difficult experiences and it certainly doesn't mean we are not proactively working to resolve the situation. Whether we are smiling or crying the situation remains the same so why not work through it with a sense of humor, especially when your health depends on it.
Science has proven over and over again the positive effects that a good laugh daily has on your body and mind. So go on and laugh! Whether your preference is giggle, chuckle or guffaw, here are a dozen well-being benefits of laughter:
- Increases antibodies in saliva that combats upper respiratory infections.
- Secretes an enzyme that protects the stomach from forming ulcers.
- Conditions the abdominal muscles.
- Relaxes muscles throughout the body.
- Aids in reducing symptoms of neuralgia and rheumatism.
- Changes perspective.
- Has positive benefits on mental functions.
- Reduces blood pressure and heart-rate.
- Helps the body fight infection.
- Releases endorphin's which provide natural pain relief.
- Tightens stomach muscles.
- Helps move nutrients and oxygen to body tissues