Louise Dunthorne Complementary Health Therapies and Bourne Bowen Centre, 21 Exeter Street, Bourne, Lincs. Telephone: 01778 426707
Friday, 7 January 2011
Laugh Your Way to Relaxation
There is no doubt that laughter is a wonderful thing! Research has shown that laughter is good for our immune system and pain management. The best thing about it is that it is free!
Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. It also increases hormones such as endorphins as well as increases the number of antibody-producing cells. This builds our immune system and helps us manage stress. Laughter is enjoyable and helps us see the funny side of life, keeps us young and positive.
Laughter also gives the diaphragm, stomach a good work out. A good giggle can even give the heart a workout.
Laughter is a great emotional release and can be a great distraction from anger or stress.
Go on make yourself "feel good" have a good laugh!