“A day without laughter is a day wasted” .. Charlie Chaplin
Boss: You should have been here at 8 o’clock.
Employee: Why what happened?
When we laugh, our body relaxes and endorphins, – the body’s natural painkillers – are released into the blood stream. Laughter enriches the blood with ample supplies of oxygen and it boosts the immune system, the master key for maintaining good health. Laughter makes us happy and not only is it a pleasure to be happy but it makes other people happy too. It we share our sorrows, the sorrows will be diminished but if we share happiness, our happiness will increase.
Laughter therapy is now becoming quite popular. People attend laughter therapists as a way to relieve stress and many other illnesses. Stress today is considered the number one factor in diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, depression, ulcers, insomnia, allergies, asthma, headaches and even cancer.
At laughter therapy it is a laughter therapist’s aim is to help you laugh more easily. The therapy is done in groups or individual sessions – these start with a warm-up followed by a range of activities designed to get you giggling. Laughter doesn’t come easily to everyone, but luckily the body can’t actually distinguish between real and fake laughter. So faking it has the same beneficial effect! And there is scientific research to back it all up – Dr Lee Berk of Loma University Medical Centre, California, has been conducting laughter therapy research since the late 1970s.
According to an article in The Times of India News: Children on an average, laugh about 400 times a day. Adults by comparison stretch their cheek muscles only about 15 times. According to doctors, it is the propensity to laugh that protects little ones from many diseases. “One of the world’s most potent health supplements is available without a prescription – and it’s totally free. Get back those 385 laughs a day you lost on the way to adulthood and heal chronic diseases …”
So go on have a laugh today .. and as always Keep the Faith …