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Your Immune System & Laughter

Jun 25, 2008
Is humor mandatory in our lives? How important is it to laugh now and again? For many years, we knew humor was fun, and laughter made us feel better, but we didn't know the full story. Recent studies at University Of Md. Medical School point towards laughter being not just important, but pertinent to our health, job, relationships. Like jogging or walking, laughter produces very similar endorphins that help preserve our immune system. More research shows that it even may help in the brain functioning better.

More importantly humor and laughter helps facilitate stress reduction naturally. It is easy in today's world to feel overwhelmed and take life too seriously. If that is their coping mechanism, that is fine, but it should not be for you or me. Too much stress can actually kill us prematurely. With laughter being that important, it should be a basic in our everyday lives.

It has also been proven to bring people closer together, forming bonds. Nobody is perfect. Even if we wish them to be. Not our kids, our parents, our co-workers, or even ourselves (as hard as that one might be to believe). But simply striving to do one's best, and taking a more lighthearted humorous approach to life, can help build new dimensions into our work and personal lives.

If you can find nothing funny, what is the answer? Various medias provide a myriad of laughs. You can rent movies in the comedy section of your neighborhood video store. You can go to large offbeat cartoon and/or joke websites. Want to help someone else laugh?

Ordering a funny Tshirt, gift or collectible online is a great way to start. . There are lots of places to find them. Most of them are under $20; some funny novelty gifts are even under $5. You might be surprised at the reaction to these types of gifts. Oddly enough, you are "passing it forward", showing friends and loved ones that you enjoy humor and maybe they consider it as part of their daily routine, that is, to laugh.
About the Author
Rick London is a writer, cartoonist, and e-entrepreneur. To see his award-winning gifts & collectibles CLICK HERE.
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