Humor, Laughter, and Stress
by Louisa Chan

Laughing, like deep breathing sends fresh oxygen into our cells and organs, pulls our
body and facial muscles, changes our heart rate and blood pressure and increases
the release of endorphins while reducing cortisol. Thank goodness for laughter that is
free and a healthy sense of humor!

Never mind if you do not feel that there is very much to smile or laugh about. Some
researches think that our body cannot tell if the laughter is spontaneous or
simulated. So start smiling even when you do not feel like smiling and you can feel
better. Start simulating the act of laughing; start learning how to laugh and have a
little fun. Take a lighter stance if you are feeling too serious, uptight or uneasy and
see if we feel any differently.

Laughing, deep breathing replenishes your body with generous gulps of oxygen. And
as you laugh more heartily, you begin to relax and see things with a different
perspective. Your body then releases endorphins, the feel good chemical that will help
you neutralize the sense of pressure and overwhelm.

Laughing heartily also help you burn up calories (about 50 calories for a good hearty
laugh of 15 minutes, according to Maciej Buchowski)! That must be great news for
those of us who are wanting to burn more calories! No wonder they say "Laughter is
the Best Medicine"! I have a free report on how you can "learn to laugh" to help
manage stress. Make use of and follow the exercises mentioned there and add more
laughter and joy into your life - and the life of those around you.

Humor and laughter can be a form of exercise to help you manage your daily stress,
alone or in a group. I wonder if we should start having regular "laughing" time so we
can fill up our oxygen supply, burn up some calories and feel a whole lot better!


About The Author

Louisa Chan

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Using Laughter And Humor to
Manage Stress

William Fry found that one minute of
laughter does an equivalent amount
of work as 15 minutes of work out
on the rowing machine. Now is that
not a fun and effective exercise to
do? Some studies show that a
positive mindset, with a sense of
humor and actual laughing help to
improve outlook in life, gives better
health and immune system. A sense
of humor and actual laughing is
touted to be an effective way to
reduce stress.
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