Laughter and Music
Research has shown that laughter reduces tension and stress levels.
There are also healing benefits to music.
According to the Mayo Clinic relieving stress with laughter is no joke and maybe
just what the doctor ordered.
Laughter increases your intake of oxygen, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles.
What does that add up to? Increased blood flow, also shown to improve your
immune system. Stimulating endorphin’s in the brain that make us feel good,
even relieving pain. It’s not just short term. Evidence shows there are long term benefits.
A good laugh can be found anywhere. Even by yourself, at yourself. Of course its better
to share the activity with another. My children are fun and playing with the grandchildren
deliver a belly laugh consistently.
Have a pet? I don’t recall my fish giving me a chuckle but little Pomeranian dog
Dillon gives me a lot of pleasure and playing with him cracks me up everyday.
Activity ups the ante on the benefits. Motion increases the blood flow.
Any motion can be considered exercise. Laughter, motion, and blood flow.
Your body loves all three.
Charlie Chaplin said “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
Mark Twain wrote “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”
Music also has many beneficial and positive effects on a person’s well-being.
It has also been shown to get the attention of Alzheimer patients.
Studies also show listening to music can reduce chronic pain and depression.
Music is all so to be found everywhere. It’s in the trees, the birds, and the breeze.
I love the outdoors, fresh air and the sun. By the way, the sun delivers
vitamins D,C, K, B, and E. Good stuff.
How easy is it to add motion to music? I have never been a great dancer but that’s not
a consideration for me. Just plain fun. My dancing has the ability to spread the laughter bug.
No matter what kind of music you enjoy turn in on. There is always something new to discover.
Listen to some music, laugh with a few friends and see if you don’t feel better.
Even if you’re healthy and happy it won’t hurt.
I’m positive there is someone for you to share a laugh with this very minute.
One thing to remember, Laughter is music!
“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body.” Oliver Wendell Holmes