how often do you laugh?

@rainyl (671)
United States
November 23, 2006 4:07pm CST
Laughing is found to lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, increase muscle flexion, and boost immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, and produces a general sense of well-being. Laughter is infectious. Hospitals around the country are incorporating formal and informal laughter therapy programs into their therapeutic regimens. In countries such as India, laughing clubs -- in which participants gather in the early morning for the sole purpose of laughing -- are becoming as popular as Rotary Clubs in the United States. Humor is a universal language. It's a contagious emotion and a natural diversion. It brings other people in and breaks down barriers. Best of all it is free and has no known side reactions.
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3 Jan 07
It certainly makes you feel better when you laugh. I try and watch comedies that make me laugh. laughter is the best medicine of all.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Oh boy I laugh all the time. first off, I have the funniest people in my family. so we laugh all day long. please don't let it be more then 3 or 4 of use together because then you are going to need a pamper!! we now have started doing laughing yoga which is so much fun and can last a long time. i love it
@ricky1209 (1677)
• India
27 Dec 06
Girl: When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles and lighten your burden. Boy: It's very kind of you, darling, But I don't have any worries or troubles. Girl: Well that's because we aren't married yet. ********** Son: Mom, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to give up my seat to a lady. Mom: Well, you have done the right thing. Son: But mum, I was sitting on daddy's lap.