Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy V.D.

Remember as kids how funny we thought that was?
This post is NOT about Valentines day. Especially since I'm 3 days late for that post.
This post is about laughing.
When is the last time YOU laughed? Really laughed. Out loud.
Gut wrenching, boob jiggling, nose snorting, eyes watering, gasping for air laughing.
I saw a very interesting show that talked about the healing power of laughter.
How on the average kids laugh over 300 times a day and grownups less than 20.
Statistics say that when we laugh we...

* boost our immune system
* have a 40% less chance of having a heart attack
* sleep better
* think more clearly
* promote relaxation and reduce stress
* increase the oxygen level in our blood giving us more energy
* increase the endorphin activity in our body resulting in a sense of well being
* lower our blood pressure
* banish boredom
* are more socially attractive. People enjoy being with those who laugh easily and often.
* increase our enjoyment of life
* help you live longer
* make you look younger for it tones up the muscles of your face and leads to an increase of blood supply which nourishes the facial skin and makes it glow
* Laughing heartily 100 times a day gives the same cardio results as working out for 20 minutes
* Laughter can heal you physically. Fibromyalgia. Depression. Even cancer.
* Laughter triggers the right side of the brain, which helps release creativity and helps us to make better decisions.
Laughter truly is the best medicine. AM I the only one who didn't know this??? Here I have been paying all this money for drugs and beauty supplies when the secret all along was so very simple.
I vow to start every day from now on with something hilarious. Won't you join me?
Let's start a Laughalution!
Oh. and thank you Dave for being my Roger Rabbit. If anyone EVER wonders what I see in that guy...he makes me laugh. Thank you for making me laugh. And Happy V.D.


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