Healthy Laughter

“A smile starts on the lips, A grin spreads to the eyes, A chuckle comes from the belly; But a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, Overflows, and bubbles all around.” Carolyn Birmingham

“I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. ”
Bob Hope (1903-2003); Comedian, Actor

“Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards
the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.…”

Q. What do you call a cow with no legs?
A. Ground beef….

Corny? I know  But did YOU know:

“Research has shown that the health benefits of laughter are far-ranging. While more studies need to be done, studies so far have shown that laughter can help relieve pain, bring greater happiness, and even increase immunity.” Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

The 10 Reasons Why Laughing Is Good for You:

1) Decreases Stress
2) Helps Coping Skills
3) Improves Blood Pressure and Flow
4) Provides a Burst of Exercise
5) Impacts Blood Sugar Levels
6) Manages Pain
7) Boosts Your Social Skills
8) Reduces Aggression
9) Energizes Organs
10) Boosts the Immune System

For more information on the benefits of laughter, control/click on this link: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/curiosity/topics/10-reasons-why-laughing-good-for-you.htm

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