A Good Hearty Laugh
Even looking forward to having a good laugh can boost your immune system and reduce stress. University of California-Irvine study shows that even knowing you will be involved in a positive humorous event days in advance reduces levels of stress hormones in the blood and increases levels of chemicals known to aid relaxation.
Laughter appears to cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, to dilate or expand in order to increase blood flow.
Playful laughing fuels positive energy, creativity and connection.
Boosts immune functions.
Increase's pain tolerance.
- Exercises facial, abdominal and chest muscles.
Oxygenates the blood.
Improves brain functioning.
We are more alert, creative, we think better after a laugh.
Laughing changes our mood. Boosts Positive Emotions.
A Sense of Humor
Smiling is Million Dollar Habit.
"There are five habits you can develop to assure wonderful
human relationships, both at home and work.
They are: acceptance, appreciation, admiration, approval, and attention.
The simplest way to express acceptance of another person
is simply to smile each time you see him or her."
Brian Tracy, Million Dollar Habits
Malcolm Gladwell writes in Blink pages 206, "Ekman said, "What we discovered is that that expression alone is sufficient to create marked changes in the autonomic nervous system."
Increase activity of the zygomatic muscles (the smiling muscles)
creates positive emotions. The corregator muscle, the muscle of frowning and startle responses increase negative emotions.
Dr. Bob Arnot, The Biology of Success
"Children are so receptive to a smile that if a parent could make just one change in a thirty day period to vastly improve their parenting style, I would suggest smiling more often at their children and offering more hugs and affection.
Read the Big Smiling Oath
at breakfast with your family, and share stories at dinnertime each evening - and there will be stories."Diana Loomans
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