National Humor Month-Laugh It Up!
It's Humor Month... so lets get laughing. Not only is it Humor month but it's also Stress Awareness Month. The two can go hand in hand. We can eliminate stress with humor.
If you’re feeling particularly stressed, perhaps it’s time to take a quick YouTube break. We love to watch Jimmy Fallon every evening on the Tonight Show and we especially like his Friday "Thank you notes."
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There is strong evidence that laughter can actually improve health and help fight disease. Studies show that laughter could be the simplest and surest way to reduce stress and improve physical and mental health. Josh Billings, a researcher from the late 1800s, may have said it best – “There ain’t much fun in medicine, but there’s a heck of a lot of medicine in fun.”
The fact is that laughter itself changes us physiologically. Like exercise or waving your arms around, it boosts the heart rate and increases blood flow, so we breathe faster and more oxygen is delivered to the body’s tissues. Our facial muscles stretch and we actually burn calories when we’re laughing. In fact, the mere act of smiling can alter your mood almost immediately.
Laughter Reduces Stress: When stressed, we produce a hormone called cortisol. Laughter can significantly reduce cortisol levels.
Laughter Can Reduce Pain: Laughter causes us to produce endorphins, which are natural, pain-killing hormones.
Laughter Strengthens the Immune System: A hearty laugh decreases stress hormones and increases production of T-cells, immune proteins and infection-fighting antibodies.
Laughter Helps the Heart: When we laugh we increase blood flow and the function of blood vessels, which can help prevent cardiovascular problems.
Laughter Relaxes the Whole Body: One good belly laugh can relieve physical tension and relax your muscles for up to 45 minutes.
Laughter Helps You Recharge: By reducing stress levels and increasing your energy, laughter can help you focus and achieve more.
Full article found at – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/national-humor-month-laug_n_1441488.html
Zenobia Book Series is an action adventure series. You wont be reading a lot of comedy in this series but we still want our readers to be healthy and happy. For Humor Month we'll be sharing things that make us laugh. Share with us something funny in the comments (keep it clean).
Audrey Hepburn said it best
More information on NHM can be found at:
and Stress Awareness can be found at: http://stressawarenessmonth.com/