Laugh It Up for Your Health

 Celebrate the great gift of laughter on Global Belly Laugh Day, January 24. On January 24 at 1:24 p.m. ( your local time) people around the world smile, throw their arms in the air and laugh out loud. Since 2006 belly laughs have been bounced around the world from corporations, medical centers, senior centers, grocery stores, homes, schools, libraries, museums, organizations, families, restaurants, air planes, radio.

Laughter is good for your health and contagious! Anyone that knows me, knows that I laugh a lot and probably during times that I should be quiet. Now, I can tell them that I am laughing for health reasons! Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert.

Health Benefits of Laughter:

  • 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.
  • Laughter appears to burn calories. 10-15 minutes of laughter burns 50 calories.

Here are a couple of ‘dairy jokes’ that are a little ‘cheesy’ but MIGHT help get you started.

Q:  What games do cows play at parties?
A:  MOO-sical chairs

Q:  What do you call a cow that can’t give milk?
A:  A Milk Dud

Q:  What is every cow’s favorite movie?
A:  The sound of MOO-sic

Q:  What was the bull doing in the pasture with his eyes closed?
A:  Bull-dozin’

Q:  What does a cow wear to a luau?
A:  A Moo- Moo! 

If that didn’t help here is a video that makes me laugh and smile every time. (Click here)

Find the humor in every day occurrences and laugh your way to better health!

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