Laughter and science

Medical News Today writes about some of the science behind our bodies and laughter.  Tim Newman, who is fascinated by all things neural sites a study from the journal Cerebral Cortex.  Participants were tickled and either allowed to laugh, or not allowed to laugh as an MRI took images of the brain.

Newman's Article sites Bertrand Russell's quote about how laughter is one of the best medicine options for healing. Laughter helps keep people positive, which then affects psychology which then also affects our physiology. 

He even sites laughter yoga as a way to immediately increase mood, and decrease long-term anxiety. In another article, laughter has serious medicinal benefits, so much so that laughter is prescribed by doctors.  It might even be able to prevent cancer.

Check out more on the science of laughter check it out on my blog.

Please stay tuned as I explore more about the healing power of laughter and how some giggles can actually improve your life!

Laughter does more than warm you up

So we all know that laughter is good for you.  I was wondering if laughter can formally actually warm you up, like on a frigid day in the middle of winter (sound familiar where you are?).  While throwing some choice phrases on Google, it seems that laughter can do far more than just warm us up on a cold day. 

Google says: Laughter can improve sex life, release endorphins, give us a belly workout, and help release stress.  Funny how that is exactly what I learned when studying for my Laughter Yoga Wellness Instructor certificate. Laughter is amazing medicine.

Winter getting you down? Laugh! Find a funny movie or story, or go do something goofy. Maybe it will help you feel better.