Monday, May 4, 2009


LAUGH LAUGH LAUGH and don´t forget to LAUGH

What happens when we laugh?
When we laugh our whole body gets a workout, causing the muscles in our face and body to stretch, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues.
It’s thought that hearty laughter can burn calories equivalent to several minutes on a rowing machine or exercise bike. William Fry, a laughter pioneer, claimed it took ten minutes on a rowing machine for his heart rate to reach the level it would after just one minute of hearty laughter.

Laughter is the BEST MEDICINE!

1) Health and laughing
A) lifts up your mood
B) is contagious and positive
C) is stress reducing
D) has proven long term connections to improved mental health

2) Learning and laughter has shown that
A) levity as a teaching style reduces fear and anxiety and opens students up to learning and absorbing
B) well-planned, appropriate, contextual humor can help students ingrain information

3) Relationships and laughing
A) help create a social lubricant that, in groups, encourages cooperation and altruistic behavior
B) is believed to be one of the earliest forms of communication; especially, emotional communication. Laughter could have preceded the spoken word and bonded groups in pre-historic society.

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh.”
William James

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