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Laughter is the Best Medicine

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Laughter is the best medicine and its free!   Laughter is reported to reduce the blood levels of the harmful stress hormone cortisol.  Laughing is also reported to be as good for your blood vessels as aerobic exercise.  Some studies showed that after 15 minutes of laughing some subjects blood vessels relaxed  and expanded improving their flexibility and providing more protection against heart disease. 

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is good for your health!

Laughter relaxes the whole body.   I carry around a certain amount of stress everyday.  It’s not like I plan to have stress in my life, it just happens.  Let’s look at what can bring on my daily stress.  I work outside of the home so therefore I drive on the freeway.  I interact with people, enough said.  I have 2 email accounts, a Facebook account, a twitter account and a smart phone that keeps me connected 24/7. I have my blog and a new business venture on the horizon.   Can I get a prescription for a daily dose of Laughter? 

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
Woody Allen

Laughter boosts your immune system.  The associated costs of autoimmune disease has become a significant portion of the rising cost of healthcare in the United States.  Autoimmune Diseases affect 50 million americans.  It is one of the top 10 causes of death in women under the age of  65.  Lupus, Scleroderma, Graves Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, MS and Rheumatoid Arthritis are just a few of the 100 autoimmune disorders.  I personally struggle with graves disease which has so many symptoms it is often misdiagnosed.  I would think after 17 years the Doctors would finally figure out my correct dosage of meds.   Can I get a prescription for a lifetime of laughter?
 Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
Arnold H. Glasow

Laughter protects the heart.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, England and Canada.  Cardiovascular Disease is reported to cost Americans approximately $40 Billion.   The only heart problem I have is the “matters of the heart” because I Live and Love.  Sometimes it is a heart filled with joy and sometimes it is a broken heart.  I’ll take that prescription for laughter now!

Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.
Mort Walker

I think every Doctor should be required to write a prescription for a daily dose of laughter for every patient they see.  What harm could it do?  Well, you might laugh yourself silly but…

Nobody ever died of laughter.  Laughter is the best medicine. 
Max Beerbohm

Medical information provided my WebMD and Prevention Magazine and my own personal experience


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