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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Humor: A Preventive and Maintenance Rx


The connection between your sense of humor and your health is vital to the quality of your life. Recent studies have shown that emotions, attitudes, what you think, and your mood have a significant impact on how well you deal with stress or a chronic illness. In 1936 Dr Selye, a Canadian physician and research scientist was the first medical clinician to suggest that stress might be associated with disease. He also suggested that stress has a negative effect on patients heart and their immune system. That was 74 years ago!! According to other studies , 70% of all disease are associated with stress and 85% of office visits to a doctor are related to stress. Candace Pert said, "The chemicals that are running our body and our brain are the same chemicals that are involved in emotion. And that says to me that...we'd better pay more attention to emotion with respect to health." (Check out Candace Pert at http://www.candacepert.com) Many research studies abound that supports and documents that our sense of humor is one a preventive tool and two a maintenance tool we have that if used consistently and appropriately works for us and not against us in our daily battle with stress!! So when life starts to get you down reach for the prescription bottle of giggles and get your laugh on!!


5 comments:

  1. I like this information because I learn from this article. I am going to use this information to reduce the stress and handling difficult time in my life. I also learned the way to stay healthy.

    Anna G.

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  2. This is a very interesting article because it teaches you the different parts of the brain, and because you know how the brain works u will now know how to de-stree yourself

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  3. Hmmmm...frogs quite interesting.

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  4. I really like this article. I think I need to practice this information and more people need to know to practice too:)

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  5. excellent Article,If youre not in good health your body cant produce good humor, people need to find a way to be fight stress ina more natural way.

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