Change Your Medicine to Laughter
Take A Page From A Child's Book
Ever say to yourself, "Kids are so happy, they don't have to worry about work or bills or anything like that!" Well, it's true that children don't have the same stresses we do as adults. Life experiences at their age consist of playing and learning; which can also be fun.
Did you ever notice how kids who are really sick or severely handicapped seem to handle illness much better than adults? They are truly amazing little people, so much so that I think adults need to take a page from their book.
One thing you will usually always see a child doing is smiling and laughing. It's very natural to them even in the most awkward situations. As an adult, we have to learn to laugh more. We take life so seriously that we forget to love ourselves and just be happy. The stress of worrying about money, jobs, bills, kids, health and so on, can wreak havoc on your own health. It raises your blood pressure, makes you depressed and can impact your personal, work and social relationships.
Most people like to go out to clubs or wind down after work with a drink, Isn't funny how all the ads that show people drinking depict them as laughing or happy?
(Shame on you alcohol companies.)
Drinking & Having Fun
Even though we are laughing it up with our friends over a drink or two, we are actually damaging our bodies at the same time. Kidney problems, liver problems, even heart conditions can be caused by excessive alcohol consumption. Not to mention the stress on one's family, issues with work, etc.
No, the kind of laughter I'm referring to is drug and alcohol free. It doesn't cost you a dime, can be spread easily to others and you will never run out of it. You don't need a prescription or insurance or need to wreak havoc on your body for it.
Advantages of Laughter
Watch and Laugh
Laughter as Therapy
Cancer Treatment Centers of America actually offer Laughter Therapy for cancer patients. Hospitals offer Laugh Clinics for children who are uneasy about an exam or procedure. Think this is made up? No way! It's true.
Research is constantly going about the health benefits of laughter. Hey, you just can't beat that kind of medicine. It's built into you naturally, for goodness sake! Need some more help?
Everybody's Laughing! Why Aren't You?
Have A Laugh!
Wet, Wild & Funny!!
More Laughter Resources
- World Laughter Tour, Inc. - Laughter Clubs, Healing Laughter
- Laughter Yoga Club America - Laughing Yoga Education, Training and Workshops
: Laughing is the best therapy that improves your health and keeps you fit. Learn about laughter yoga, exercises, certification, clubs, speakers and more with our Laughter Yoga Books, CDs and DVDs.
- Is Laughter The Best Medicine? - CBS News
Why, For Some, Laughter Is The Best Medicine
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- Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor
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