Laughter is the Best Medicine
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The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body.
Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.
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Laughter is strong medicine for mind and body “Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”
~ Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.
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.
With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.
-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.
The Benefits of Laughter
Physical Health Benefits:
-Lowers stress hormones
-Relaxes your muscles
-Prevents heart disease
Mental Health Benefits:
-Adds joy and zest to life
-Eases anxiety and fear
-Attracts others to us
-Helps defuse conflict
-Promotes group bonding
The Family Tree of Vincent Van Gogh:
His dizzy aunt ------------------------------ Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes -------------------- Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store ---- Stop N Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia ---------------- U Gogh
His magician uncle ------------------------ Where-diddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin ----------------------------A Mee Gogh
The Mexican cousin's American half-brother ------ Gring Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach ----------- Wells-far Gogh
The constipated uncle ----------------------- Can't Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt -------------------- Tang Gogh
The bird lover uncle -------------------------- Flaming Gogh
The fruit-loving cousin ----------------------- Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking ------------ Way-to-Gogh
The little bouncy nephew --------------- ------ Poe Gogh
A sister who loved disco ----------------------- Go Gogh
And his niece who travels the country in an RV -- Winnie Bay Gogh
I saw you smiling . . . there ya Gogh!
originally posted by SueR -- Edited by blessedbeyondbelief
Because I Am a Guy...
Because I'm a guy, I must hold the television remote control in my hand while I watch TV. If the thing has been misplaced, I'll miss a whole show looking for it, though one time I was able to survive by holding a calculator.
Because I'm a guy, when I lock my keys in the car I will fiddle with a wire clothes hanger and ignore your suggestions that we call a road service until long after hypothermia has set in. Oh, and when
the car isn't running very well, I will pop the hood and stare at the engine as if I know what I'm looking at. If another guy shows up, one of us will say to the other, "I used to be able to fix these things, but now with all these computers and everything, I wouldn't know where to start." We will then drink beer.
Because I'm a guy, when I catch a cold I need someone to bring me soup and take care of me while I lie in bed and moan. You never get as sick as I do, so for you this isn't an issue.
Because I'm a guy, when one of our appliances stops working I will insist on taking it apart, despite evidence that this will just cost me twice as much once the repair person gets here and has to put it back together.
Because I'm a guy, we are NEVER lost ... and no, I don't think we should stop and ask someone. Why would you listen to a complete stranger - how the heck could HE know where we're going?
Because I'm a guy, there is no need to ask me what I'm thinking about. The answer is always either sex or football, though I have to make up something else when you ask, so don't.
Because I'm a guy, I do not want to visit your mother, or have your mother come visit us, or talk to her when she calls, or think about her any more than I have to. Whatever you got her for mother's day is okay, I don't need to see it. Did you remember to pick up something for my mom too?
Because I'm a guy, I am capable of announcing, "one more beer and I really have to go," and mean it every single time I say it, even when it gets to the point that the one bar closes and my buddies and I have to go hunt down another. I will find it increasingly hilarious to have my pals call you to tell you I'll be home soon, and no, I don't understand why you threw all my clothes into the front yard. What's the connection?
Because I'm a guy, you don't have to ask me if I liked the movie. Chances are, if you're crying at the end of it, I didn't.
Because I'm a guy, yes, I have to turn up the radio when Bruce Springsteen or The Doors comes on, and then, yes, I have to tell you every single time about how Bruce had his picture on the cover of Time and Newsweek the same day, or how Jim Morrison is buried in Paris and everyone visits his grave. Please do not behave as if you do not find this fascinating.
Because I'm a guy, I think what you're wearing is fine. I thought what you were wearing five minutes ago was fine too. Either pair of shoes is fine. With the belt or without, it looks fine. Your hair is fine. You look fine. Everything is fine. CAN WE JUST GO NOW?
*Because I'm a guy and this is, after all, the 90's, I will share equally in the housework. You do the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning, and the dishes. I'll do the rest.
Things Women Don't Know
Women think they already know everything, but wait... training courses are now available for women on the following subjects:
1. Silence, the final Frontier: Where no woman has gone before
2. The undiscovered side of banking: Making deposits
3. Parties: Going without new outfits
4. Man management: Minor household chores can wait till after the game
5. Bathroom etiquette I: Men need space in the bathroom cabinet too
6. Bathroom etiquette II: His razor is his
7. Communication skills I: Tears - the last resort, not the first
8. Communication skills II : Thinking before speaking
9. Communication skills III: Getting what you want without nagging
10. Driving a car safely: A skill you CAN acquire
11. Telephone skills: How to hang up
12. Introduction to parking
13. Advanced parking: Backing into a space
14. Water retention: Fact or Fat
15. Cooking I: Bringing back bacon, eggs and butter
16. Cooking II: Bran and tofu are not for human consumption
17. Cooking III: How not to inflict your diets on other people
18. Compliments: Accepting them gracefully
19. PMS: Your problem . . . not his
20. Dancing: why men don't like to
21. Classic clothing: Wearing outfits you already have
22. Household dust: A harmless natural occurrence only women notice
23. Integrating your laundry: Washing it all together
24. Oil and gas: Your car needs both
25. TV remotes: For men only
Originally posted by JCR -- Edited by blessedbeyondbelief TNT
Wrong email address:
A couple going on vacation but his wife was on a business trip so he went to the destination first and his wife would meet him the next day.
When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick email.
Unfortunately, when typing her address, he mistyped a letter and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher’s wife whose husband had passed away only the day before.
When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead faint.
At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:
Just got checked in. Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow.
P.S. Sure is hot down here.
originally posted by globalalpha -- Edited by blessedbeyondbelief
Enjoy the following videos surely to get you laughing at others laughing -- #3 is the best with really weird different styles - don't miss it --