Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mirthful Laughter

Studies suggest that many people fail to take humor seriously enough and would do well to hone their sense of humor and use it to trigger mirthful laughter. Studies have shown many benefits to the brain from mirthful laughter, including:

• Improved brain function

• Enhanced mood

• Release of feelings of anger or hurt

• Reduced tension and anxiety

• Increased energy

• Enhanced creativity

How much mirthful laughter is recommended? Thirty (30) laughs per day. Unfortunately, some studies estimate that the average American manages only 6-15 laughs per day. Put this together with the statistic that very happy people laugh 100-400 times a day, and the implication is some people are not laughing at all! Laughter is a choice. Start laughing for your health!

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