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The Best Medicine…. LAUGHTER. The Health Benefits of Humor and Laugher. LAUGHTER:. Humor is INFECTIOUS When Laughter is shared, happiness increases. Laughter triggers healthy physical changes: Strengthens immune system. Boosts energy. Diminishes pain. Protects from stress.

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The best medicine

The Best Medicine…

LAUGHTER

The Health Benefits of Humor and Laugher

Chantelle Atkinson CIS 1020 Final Project


Laughter

LAUGHTER:

  • Humor is INFECTIOUS

  • When Laughter is shared, happiness increases.

  • Laughter triggers healthy physical changes:

    • Strengthens immune system.

    • Boosts energy.

    • Diminishes pain.

    • Protects from stress.

Chantelle Atkinson CIS 1020 Final Project


Adults vs children

Adults vs. Children:

  • Laughter relaxes your whole body.

  • Laughter boots your immune system.

  • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins.

  • Laughter protects your heart.

Chantelle Atkinson CIS 1020 Final Project


Group vs alone

Group vs. Alone:

  • Shared Laughter keeps relationships fresh and exciting.

  • Humor can heal resentments, disagreements and hurts.

  • Using humor and Laughter allows you to:

    • Be more spontaneous.

    • Let go of defensiveness.

    • Express your true feelings.

Chantelle Atkinson CIS 1020 Final Project


The benefits of laughter

The Benefits of Laughter:

“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”

~Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.

Chantelle Atkinson CIS 1020 Final Project


Laughter yoga

Laughter Yoga

Laughter makes you feel good, and that good feeling that you get when you laugh remains with you even after the laughter subsides.

Chantelle Atkinson CIS 1020 Final Project


How to bring laughter into your life

How To Bring Laughter Into Your Life:

  • Smile

  • Count Your Blessings

  • Move Toward Laughter

  • Spend Time With Playful People

  • Bring Humor Into Conversations

Chantelle Atkinson CIS 1020 Final Project


Bibliography

Bibliography:

  • n.d.Google. April 2012.

  • laughing yoga. 2006.

  • Smith, Melinda, Gina Kemp and Jeanne Segal. Laughter is the Best Medicine. February 2012. April 2012 <http://www.helpguide.org/life/humor_laughter_health.htm>.

  • Whipple, Carol and Susan Calvert. The Connection Between Laughter, Humor and Good Health. 2008. April 2012 <http://www.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/factshts/hsw-caw-807.pdf>.

Chantelle Atkinson CIS 1020 Final Project


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