Wednesday, December 26, 2012

                  The medicinal effects of laughter....

Today's topic is the medicinal effects of laughter. After having a great conversation on Google + with someone who I feel will become a great friend of mine Rosaura Torres. I came up with the topic of today's blog. Being that sometimes the only other conversations around this time besides Christmas and the holidays are about the depression and suicide rate, I'm going to be pro active and talk about the things that make people happy. It's to easy to focus on everything we don't have don't you agree? I think sometimes we almost enjoy being angry and depressed. There's to much to laugh about out there not to get caught up in a wave. Besides a sore tummy and the occasional indiscriminate spurt of gas there are virtually no consequences of laughing your butt off!!... Lol  Thanks to I have 8 benefits of laughter for you this holiday season....   

What can laughter do?:
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increase vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood
  • Give a workout to the diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles
  • Reduce certain stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline
  • Increase the response of tumor- and disease-killing cells such as Gamma-interferon and T-cells
  • Defend against respiratory infections–even reducing the frequency of colds–by immunoglobulon in saliva.
  • Increase memory and learning; in a study at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, humor during instruction led to increased test scores
  • Improve alertness, creativity, and memory

But besides all of these cool and healthy facts, laughter is good for the soul. Life is too short. So enjoy your holiday and soak it up for all its worth. You can search the web, watch a comedy, call an old friend, or even revisit a time in your past that made you smile.... but what ever you do, keep smiling and past the laughter along.....


  1. Outstanding my new friend.....I did laugh and smiled a lot. Thank you so much. You are truly amazing.

  2. I just got done reading your blog post to a friend on the phone! Great info :o) Keep shinning that light and spreading your positive energy!