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Terapi Ketawa/Laugh Therapy

17 September 2008 1,642 views No Comment

My friends,

This is one of my favorite therapy because I am telling you to have fun!

I am telling you need laugh.

Not only does laughing feel good, it is good for you too. Here are some of
the recent health benefits associated with laughter.

* Improved immune response Increased stress is associated with decreased immune system response. Some studies have shown that the ability to use humor may raise the level of infection-fighting antibodies in the body and boost the levels of immune cells. Positive thoughts actually release neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially more serious illnesses. In fact, in one study, people with cancer who watched a humorous video showed less stress and an increase in a particular cell activity that’s beneficial in fighting diseases such as HIV and cancer.

* Reduced blood sugar levels One study of 19 people with diabetes looked at the effects of laughter on blood sugar levels. After eating, the group attended a tedious lecture. On the next day, the group ate the same meal and then watched a comedy. After the comedy, the group had lower blood sugar levels than they did after the lecture.

* Stimulate organs Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.

* Soothe stomachaches Laughter can benefit digestion and absorption functioning of the stomach and intestines.

* Relieve pain Research increasingly shows that laughter may ease pain by causing the body to produce its own natural painkillers.

* Increase personal satisfaction Laughter often makes difficult situations a little bit easier. One study of emergency room nurses who use humor in dealing with their patients and co-workers experience greater job satisfaction and feelings of personal accomplishment than do those who remain dour during their shifts.

* Improved blood flow Researchers at the University of Maryland studied the effects on blood vessels when people were shown either comedies or dramas. After the screening, the blood vessels of the group who watched the comedy behaved normally - expanding and contracting easily. But the blood vessels in people who watched the drama tended to tense up, restricting blood flow. Improved circulation helps reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.

* Reduce risk of hear disease Some research suggests that laughter may reduce the risk of heart disease. Historically, research has shown that distressing emotions (depression, anger, anxiety, and stress) are all related to heart disease.

* Lower blood pressure People who laugh heartily on a regular basis have lower standing blood pressure than the average person. When having a good laugh, initially the blood pressure increases, but then it decreases to levels below normal. Breathing then becomes deeper which sends oxygen enriched blood and nutrients throughout the body

* Workout the body Laughter can be a great workout for the diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles. It massages abdominal organs, tones intestinal functioning, and strengthens the muscles that hold the abdominal organs in place. Not only does laughter give your midsection a workout. It is estimated that hearty laughter can burn calories equivalent to several minutes on the rowing machine or the exercise bike.

* Improved brain function Laughter stimulates both sides of the brain to enhance learning. It eases muscle tension and psychological stress, which keeps the brain alert and allows people to retain more information.

Laugh away!

Great Warm, Daniel

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