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Avoid Burnout: Laughter for a Friday

September 17, 2010

Remember, laughter is good for your health!  While you certainly can’t or at least shouldn’t laugh at everything, it doesn’t hurt to laugh at some things.

Helpguide.org  has an excellent webpage reminding us of the benefits of laughing.

“Laughter is good for your health

  • Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
  • Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
  • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
  • Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.” ~Helpguide.com

Now you might think my sense of humor is immature, or maybe even shallow, but c’mon, admit it, the Muppets are hilarious!

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