Laughter really does reduce STRESS.  Think about at the end of the day how GREAT you feel when you meet up with your friends, family, even your dog can make you laugh… The STRESS of your day is squashed for that moment.  Sure, the stress will still be there, but laughing breeds happiness & happiness helps us cope through lifes challenges along the way.  The power of laughter does a myriad of positive things – statistically proven & all. What cracks YOU up? Have you ever watched the same movie over & over because it either makes you laugh or makes you feel good or howl at a funny commercial that hits your funny bone? Whatever it is – keep it comin’! Rewind… Play… Repeat… It’s good for the soul. No one else can laugh for us and if we have good “self care”, we can take on each day with a little more fuel to drive us through the daily stresses we all have.

WebMd agrees – Stress Less… We change physiologically when we laugh. We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues resulting in feeling better. When we feel better, we have more energy. We’re less irritable. We get a 2nd wind…

Mayo Clinic confirms – Stress Less Laughing lightens our load mentally, it induces physical changes in our body by: oxygenating our lungs, heart and muscles, relieves stress, soothes tension, strengthens our immune system by releasing endorphins. Thus, resulting in increased coping skills and definitely improving our mood…

There REALLY IS something to the biblical Proverb, “A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” Whether you’re busy at home or at work, take FIVE, take a couple of  DEEP BREATHS and LAUGH a little. Here are a couple of Oz‘s favorite funnies for you. 🙂

Best of funny talking animals – Walk on the Wild Side

TV Commercial Spot – Sonic Drive In – Wingman – Jenna Might Like Them

The Evolution of DANCE

PARTY in Your Stomach

Doxie Bear – Part Dachshund/Part Teddy Bear

Russell Peters – Accents – Hilarious


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