Archive for February, 2011

Fitness Tip # 5

Massage…

It does a body good!

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Health Tip # 8

Laughter

They say that laughter is the best medicine but there is also proof that this may be true. Laughter has been shown to relax the body, boost the immune system, makes us feel good and can even protect the heart. It can even provide a workout for you equal to that of a rowing machine.

Laughter reduces several stress hormones by cutting off the flow of stress by the release of endorphins into the body. When we laugh, we also release T-cells that help repair the immune system, B- cells that assist in creating disease-destroying antibodies and Gamma-interferon, a disease-fighting protein. Research has shown that laughing 100 times is equal to 10 – 15 minutes of a workout.

Laughter can assist in the following benefits:

Physical Health:

  • Boosts Immune System
  • Decreases Pain
  • Provides Oxygen to the Blood
  • Prevents Heart Disease

Mental Health:

  • Adds joy to Life
  • Eases Anxiety and Fear
  • Relieves Stress
  • Improves Moods
  • Enhances Immunity

Social Benefits:

  • Helps avoid Tensioni
  • Strengthens Relationships
  • Enhances group work
  • Attracts others to us