Laughter, Nature's Medicine
Laughter may save your life. It’s true! We read about it on the Internet. Laughing for 20 minutes a day will give you a heightened sense of smell, hair in strange places and super sexy muscles that even your grandma will love. Well, that’s probably not entirely true, but laughter actually DOES initiate a wide array of physiological and physiological benefits that help you live longer and happier. It can even help fight AIDS. Seriously. Check it out below:
Science Strikes Again
Doctors and scientists have proven all sorts of things: math, computers, who killed Laura Palmer and a bunch of other boring stuff. But they have also done some interesting research concerning laughter. Take a look at some of the cool things laughter does:
+ Protects your immune system by increasing the amount of immunoglobulin your body produces, which in turn, helps antibodies attack dysfunctional and infected cells.
Increases T Cell activity, which helps to fight AIDS.
+ Jacks up natural killer cells that ward off viruses and some types of cancer and tumor cells.
+ Triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, which promote an overall sense of wellbeing and can even temporarily relieve stress.
+ Protects your heart by improving the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect against a heart attack or other cardiovascular problem.
+ Gives you a helluva workout, as 20 seconds of sustained laughter is the cardiovascular equivalent of three minutes of strenuous rowing. Fifteen seconds of laughter adds two days to your life span. And 15 minutes of laughter equals the benefit of two hours sleep. Basically, if you laugh a lot, you sleep, workout and move closer towards immortality all at the same time.
The Bad News
There’s a lot less laughter in the world today. According to several studies, in the 1950s the average amount of time people spent laughing was nearly 20 minutes a day. Now we average less than six minutes a day. That means people all over the world could be dying from a lack of laughter. There are, however, a few simple things you can do to stop this disgusting trend.
A Call To Action
Right now, there are millions of men, women and babies across the world dying for just one good laugh. And you can help them. All you have to do is donate your funny Internet finds here at TFLN.com. It’s easy. Just create a user profile and then upload your funny text, tweet or video. Then sit back and watch the miracle happen. Thank you for your contributions. You’ve made the world a funnier place. Live long and laugh hard.
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