Thursday, September 27, 2007

Laugh yourself to better health

We already know that we feel good when we laugh. This is because the body releases endorphins, the feel-good hormones. But laughter is becoming a powerful aid in medicine too, as these endorphins also act as natural painkillers in the body.

When i first diagnosed with renal failure, my friends and family are worry about me. My aunt from US called, she told me to watch more comedies and laugh more as research shows that laughter can make us feel healthier.

I used to laugh a lot before i am sick, but whenever i laugh i received negative comments. Some ppl told me, you'll have wrinkles later if u laugh too much, and some will said i'm gonna had bad dreams tonight cos i laugh today, And some said i laugh so much now i will cry later ( meaning that something bad gonna happen). All these comments are so supersticious.

i read an article about laughter from a food magazine "Simply Lite".The article is about how some doctors uses laughter as one of the therapy to stimulates heart and blood circulation. The idea of using laughter as therapy in modern times caught public attention when American journalist Norman Cousins announced that he had cured himself of an "incurable" spinal disease by adopting a humorous attitude towards life.

Check out how laughter are the physical benefits to all of us:
. Fight Stress
. Exercise in bed - for those that are bed ridden
Lower blood pressure
. Strengthen the immune system
. Improve lung capacity
. Break the pain barrier
. Combat heart disease

So ppl, go on LAUGH dun mind all the negative comments. Laughter helps us to think better as it activates the part of the brain that controls judgement. Find ways to make yourself laugh, or you wanna try my way? My way is listening to Penang Hokkien Podcast..............

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steve said...

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