Jun 142012
 

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Come and join in the merriment this Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. precisely, at Comox United Church.

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Here’s WHY:

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“Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit.”

Author Unknown

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Here are 10 reasons to LAUGH on credit:

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1.  Live Longer – Research shows that people who are optimistic are 71% LESS likely to to die young than pessimists.

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2.  Manage Your Hormones – Laughter increases the level of health-enhancing hormones like endorphins and neurotransmitters.  Laughter increases the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the efficiency of T-cells. This adds up to a stronger immune system and fewer effects of stress.

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3.  Fight Illness Better – People who are out there laughing have stronger immune systems and are able to resist illness better than pessimists.

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4.  Nice Internal Workout – Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 10 minutes on the rowing machine or 15 minutes on an exercise bike.  PLUS, a good belly laugh exercises the muscles of the diaphragm, contracts the abs and even works the shoulders, resulting in more relaxed muscles.

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5.   Positive Frame of Mind – Laughter makes you cheerful and puts you in a positive frame of mind, distracting you from negative emotions such as fear, anger, and guilt.

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6.  Physical Release – Laughter provides both emotional and physical release, leaving you feeling cleansed afterwards.

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7.  Change Your Perspective – Practicing laughter can bring a a more light-hearted approach to life’s challenges, making them less threatening and more positive.

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8.  Social Benefits of Laughter – The more you laugh, the more others around you will too. Like smiling, laughter is contagious and you will elevate the mood of those you hang out with as well as your own mood.

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9.  It Feels Like Eating 2000 Chocolate Bars! – The British Dental Health Foundation’s research has found that smiling gives the same level of stimulation as eating 2000 chocolate bars!.

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10.  It Costs Absolutely Nothing – It won’t cost you a thing.

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How else can you get such amazing benefits for FREE??

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LAUGHTER YOGA, Saturday, June 16th at 10:30 a.m. 

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Susan Baker, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

 

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