An involuntary expression of merriment and pleasure; it includes the patterned motor responses as well as the inarticulate vocalization.
The faculty of expressing the amusing, clever, or comical or the keen perception and cleverly apt expression of connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Therapeutic use of humor and laughter to improve emotional well being and health.
A facial expression which may denote feelings of pleasure, affection, amusement, etc.
To utter an inarticulate, characteristic sound in order to communicate or express a feeling, or desire for attention.
The discarding or destroying of garbage, sewage, or other waste matter or its transformation into something useful or innocuous.
Discarded animal and vegetable matter from a kitchen or the refuse from food preparation. (From Random House College Dictionary, 1982)
Platforms that provide the ability and tools to create and publish information accessed via the INTERNET. Generally these platforms have three characteristics with content user generated, high degree of interaction between creator and viewer, and easily integrated with other sites.
A chemical process for separating the components of a liquid mixture by boiling and collecting condensed vapors.
Recording of visual and sometimes sound signals on magnetic tape.
A technique that induces the processing of disturbing memories and experiences, by stimulating neural mechanisms that are similar to those activated during REM sleep. The technique consists of eye movements following side-to-side movements of the index and middle fingers, or the alternate tapping of the hands on the knees. This procedure triggers the processing of information, thus facilitating the connection of neural networks.
A familial disorder inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and characterized by the onset of progressive CHOREA and DEMENTIA in the fourth or fifth decade of life. Common initial manifestations include paranoia; poor impulse control; DEPRESSION; HALLUCINATIONS; and DELUSIONS. Eventually intellectual impairment; loss of fine motor control; ATHETOSIS; and diffuse chorea involving axial and limb musculature develops, leading to a vegetative state within 10-15 years of disease onset. The juvenile variant has a more fulminant course including SEIZURES; ATAXIA; dementia; and chorea. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1060-4)
A continuous protein fiber consisting primarily of FIBROINS. It is synthesized by a variety of INSECTS and ARACHNIDS.
Any materials used in providing care specifically in the hospital.
Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.
Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.
A surgical specialty which utilizes medical, surgical, and physical methods to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures.
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
Former state in north central Germany. Formally abolished March 1, 1947. Kingdom established 1701.
A major orthodox system of Hindu philosophy based on Sankhya (metaphysical dualism) but differing from it in being theistic and characterized by the teaching of raja-yoga as a practical method of liberating the self. It includes a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being with liberation of the self and union with the universal spirit. (From Webster, 3d ed)
The art, technique, or business of producing motion pictures for entertainment, propaganda, or instruction.
A group of disorders marked by progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord resulting in weakness and muscular atrophy, usually without evidence of injury to the corticospinal tracts. Diseases in this category include Werdnig-Hoffmann disease and later onset SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHIES OF CHILDHOOD, most of which are hereditary. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)
Terminal facilities used for aircraft takeoff and landing and including facilities for handling passengers. (from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed.)
A group of recessively inherited diseases that feature progressive muscular atrophy and hypotonia. They are classified as type I (Werdnig-Hoffman disease), type II (intermediate form), and type III (Kugelberg-Welander disease). Type I is fatal in infancy, type II has a late infantile onset and is associated with survival into the second or third decade. Type III has its onset in childhood, and is slowly progressive. (J Med Genet 1996 Apr:33(4):281-3)
Congenital defects of closure of one or more vertebral arches, which may be associated with malformations of the spinal cord, nerve roots, congenital fibrous bands, lipomas, and congenital cysts. These malformations range from mild (e.g., SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA) to severe, including rachischisis where there is complete failure of neural tube and spinal cord fusion, resulting in exposure of the spinal cord at the surface. Spinal dysraphism includes all forms of spina bifida. The open form is called SPINA BIFIDA CYSTICA and the closed form is SPINA BIFIDA OCCULTA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p34)
A heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life. The four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common. The motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity (see MUSCLE SPASTICITY) in all limbs. Spastic diplegia (Little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. Pathologically, this condition may be associated with LEUKOMALACIA, PERIVENTRICULAR. (From Dev Med Child Neurol 1998 Aug;40(8):520-7)
Glucose in blood.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The complex series of phenomena, occurring between the end of one CELL DIVISION and the end of the next, by which cellular material is duplicated and then divided between two daughter cells. The cell cycle includes INTERPHASE, which includes G0 PHASE; G1 PHASE; S PHASE; and G2 PHASE, and CELL DIVISION PHASE.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
Fabric or other material used to cover the body.
A syndrome characterized by the acute onset of unilateral FACIAL PARALYSIS which progresses over a 2-5 day period. Weakness of the orbicularis oculi muscle and resulting incomplete eye closure may be associated with corneal injury. Pain behind the ear often precedes the onset of paralysis. This condition may be associated with HERPESVIRUS 1, HUMAN infection of the facial nerve. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1376)
A plant family of the order Santalales, subclass Rosidae, class Magnoliopsida. They are parasites that form connections (haustoria) to their hosts to obtain water and nutrients. The one-seeded fruit may be surrounded by a brightly colored nut-like structure.
An enduring attitude or sentiment toward persons or objects manifested by anger, aversion and desire for the misfortune of others.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
Celestial bodies orbiting around the sun or other stars.
A system of government in which there is free and equal participation by the people in the political decision-making process.
Mental activity, not predominantly perceptual, by which one apprehends some aspect of an object or situation based on past learning and experience.
Planet that is the third in order from the sun. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the SOLAR SYSTEM.
Rod-shaped storage granules for VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR specific to endothelial cells.
Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of veterinary medicine, proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.
Any tests done on exhaled air.
A self-limiting bacterial infection of the regional lymph nodes caused by AFIPIA felis, a gram-negative bacterium recently identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by BARTONELLA HENSELAE. It usually arises one or more weeks following a feline scratch, with raised inflammatory nodules at the site of the scratch being the primary symptom.
Movement of tethered, spherical LEUKOCYTES along the endothelial surface of the microvasculature. The tethering and rolling involves interaction with SELECTINS and other adhesion molecules in both the ENDOTHELIUM and leukocyte. The rolling leukocyte then becomes activated by CHEMOKINES, flattens out, and firmly adheres to the endothelial surface in preparation for transmigration through the interendothelial cell junction. (From Abbas, Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 3rd ed)
The assessment of the functioning of an employee in relation to work.
Planning, organizing, and administering all activities related to personnel.

Cryptogenic gelastic epilepsy of frontal lobe origin: a paediatric case report. (1/80)

Gelastic (laughing) seizures are an uncommon seizure type which in most cases has an organic cerebral pathology and specifically a hypothalamic hamartoma. The interictal EEG frequently shows focal activity. This report describes a 3 1/2-year-old boy who presented with episodes of unmotivated laughter associated with other epileptic symptomatology before the age of 3 years. Prolonged ambulatory EEG monitoring recorded electroclinical seizures starting in the right frontal area and spreading to the adjacent frontotemporal region. Neurological examination and brain magnetic resonance imaging were normal. Vigabatrin resulted in immediate remission of the seizures and normalization of the EEG.  (+info)

Pathological laughter as heralding manifestation of left middle cerebral artery territory infarct: case report and review of literature. (2/80)

Clinical, radiological and pathological studies in patients with stroke, presenting with pathological laughter as heralding manifestation, have shown lesions in the internal capsule and thalamus, basal ganglion, hypothalamus and ventral pons. In this report a patient with similar manifestation and having a cortical infarct in the territory supplied by superior division of middle cerebral artery is being presented. Our case suggests possible influence of dominant cerebral hemisphere, especially of Broca's area, on the motor control of laughter.  (+info)

Ictal laughter: a case report with clinical, cinefilm, and EEG observations. (3/80)

Seizures with laughter, verbalization, and repetitive abduction-adduction movements of the upper limbs are described in a 13 year old male of normal intelligence. Cinefilm and EEG records illustrate some of the points made in the text.  (+info)

Respiratory dynamics during laughter. (4/80)

Lung and chest wall mechanics were studied during fits of laughter in 11 normal subjects. Laughing was naturally induced by showing clips of the funniest scenes from a movie by Roberto Benigni. Chest wall volume was measured by using a three-dimensional optoelectronic plethysmography and was partitioned into upper thorax, lower thorax, and abdominal compartments. Esophageal (Pes) and gastric (Pga) pressures were measured in seven subjects. All fits of laughter were characterized by a sudden occurrence of repetitive expiratory efforts at an average frequency of 4.6 +/- 1.1 Hz, which led to a final drop in functional residual capacity (FRC) by 1.55 +/- 0.40 liter (P < 0.001). All compartments similarly contributed to the decrease of lung volumes. The average duration of the fits of laughter was 3.7 +/- 2.2 s. Most of the events were associated with sudden increase in Pes well beyond the critical pressure necessary to generate maximum expiratory flow at a given lung volume. Pga increased more than Pes at the end of the expiratory efforts by an average of 27 +/- 7 cmH2O. Transdiaphragmatic pressure (Pdi) at FRC and at 10% and 20% control forced vital capacity below FRC was significantly higher than Pdi at the same absolute lung volumes during a relaxed maneuver at rest (P < 0.001). We conclude that fits of laughter consistently lead to sudden and substantial decrease in lung volume in all respiratory compartments and remarkable dynamic compression of the airways. Further mechanical stress would have applied to all the organs located in the thoracic cavity if the diaphragm had not actively prevented part of the increase in abdominal pressure from being transmitted to the chest wall cavity.  (+info)

Trigeminal schwannoma associated with pathological laughter and crying. (5/80)

A 46 year old man with trigeminal schwannoma displayed symptoms of ataxia with pathological laughter and crying. The tumour developed in the cerebellopontine angle, compressing the pontomesencephalic structures backward, extending in the posterior parasellar region and Meckel's cave. No recurrence of laughter and crying attacks were noted after total removal of the tumour. Theories of mechanism of pathological laughter and crying reported in the literature are reviewed.  (+info)

Pathological laughter and crying: a link to the cerebellum. (6/80)

Patients with pathological laughter and crying (PLC) are subject to relatively uncontrollable episodes of laughter, crying or both. The episodes occur either without an apparent triggering stimulus or following a stimulus that would not have led the subject to laugh or cry prior to the onset of the condition. PLC is a disorder of emotional expression rather than a primary disturbance of feelings, and is thus distinct from mood disorders in which laughter and crying are associated with feelings of happiness or sadness. The traditional and currently accepted view is that PLC is due to the damage of pathways that arise in the motor areas of the cerebral cortex and descend to the brainstem to inhibit a putative centre for laughter and crying. In that view, the lesions 'disinhibit' or 'release' the laughter and crying centre. The neuroanatomical findings in a recently studied patient with PLC, along with new knowledge on the neurobiology of emotion and feeling, gave us an opportunity to revisit the traditional view and propose an alternative. Here we suggest that the critical PLC lesions occur in the cerebro-ponto-cerebellar pathways and that, as a consequence, the cerebellar structures that automatically adjust the execution of laughter or crying to the cognitive and situational context of a potential stimulus, operate on the basis of incomplete information about that context, resulting in inadequate and even chaotic behaviour.  (+info)

Sharing laughter: the humour of pre-school children with Down syndrome. (7/80)

Humour and laughter have often been portrayed as fundamentally cultural and social phenomena. They can be used to tell us about children's ability to engage socially and to understand others, but have rarely been explored for this purpose. The present paper summarises the results of a study of simple forms of humour in children with Down syndrome and with autism, two groups which are reported to differ in their sociality and interpersonal understanding. Sixteen children with Down syndrome and 19 children with autism, matched on non-verbal mental age, participated in a cross-sectional study. Parental reports and video-tapes of naturalistic interaction between parents and children were analysed to show that although there were no overall differences in the presence or frequency of child or parent laughter between the two groups, there were differences in what sorts of events were more likely to prompt child laughter, the extent to which child laughter was shared, and how the children responded to others' laughter. The children with Down syndrome were more likely than the children with autism to laugh at funny faces and socially inappropriate acts and less likely to laugh in strange or inexplicable situations, and more likely to laugh at shared events. They also responded to others' laughter with attention or smiles more, and tried to re-elicit it through acts of clowning. Children with Down syndrome are thus active participants in humour and laughter, sharing it at both an emotional and a cultural level.  (+info)

"Fou rire prodromique" as the presentation of pontine ischaemia secondary to vertebrobasilar stenosis. (8/80)

"Fou rire prodromique" (prodrome of crazy laughter) is a rare form of pathological laughter of uncertain pathophysiology. A patient is presented with pathological laughter as the first manifestation of pontine ischaemia due to vertebrobasilar stenosis. A 65 year old man developed uncontrollable and unemotional laughter for almost an hour followed by transient right facial-brachial paresis. He had fluctuation of laughter, right facial brachial paresis, and occasional crying. Magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA), and an angiogram showed small left pontine and cerebellar infarcts, left vertebral artery occlusion, and right vertebral and basilar artery stenosis. His condition deteriorated to bilateral brain stem infarction and he died. Necropsy confirmed the extensive brain stem infarction. Pathological laughter can be the very first presenting manifestation of ischaemia of the ventrotegmental junction of the upper pons. It is hypothesised that the pathological laughter in this patient was secondary to ischaemic ephaptic stimulation of the descending corticopontine/ bulbar pathways.  (+info)

Pathological Laughter:. Crazy laughter was first described in 1903 as a prodromic symptom of an ischemic stroke and was later associated with brain lesions having a different location and etiology.. The patients usually present with episodes of laughter which would last 2 to 3 min and a simple act of smiling at the patients would provoke an attack of uncontrollable laughter.. Pathological laughter can be present in some neurological conditions including posterior fossa tumours. It is believed to be related to brain stem compression and disruption of its intrinsic pathways and connections to supra tentorial regions, as stated in various reports. Complete relief of the condition can be expected after surgical treatment and decompression of the brain stem.. The following are some of the important conditions leading to pathological laughter:. 1) Hypothalamic Hamartoma- Gelastic seizure is a rare form of epilepsy defined as automatic bouts of laughter without mirth. It is often associated with a ...
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Whether it is a social laughter club, corporate session, Laughter Yoga for schools, seniors or people with special needs, Laughter Yoga exercises remain the same-with slight variations according to the need of a group.. A certified leader training is a two-day basic training on how to lead a laughter session for social clubs, corporate organizations, seniors, school children and people with special needs. You will acquire the basic facilitation skills of how to lead a group of people through laughter session and meditation. You will also learn the history, concept, philosophy and different steps of Laughter Yoga and meditation.. You can find the Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training nearest by going to the international Laughter Yoga website, www.laughteryoga.org.. Jill Johnson and her husband, Dan, offer laughter-leader trainings, corporate wellness programs, laughter life coaching, laughter therapy and laughter resources. They are dynamic presenters who specialize in uplifting and ...
Laughter Clubs are free social events where people get together regularly to practice laughter for health…and have fun doing it!. Laughter Yoga is a simple approach to gaining health and happiness through laughter and breathing exercises. It is physically-oriented, and does not rely on having a sense of humor, being happy, or even having a reason in order to laugh. Laughter is a tremendously efficient way to release tension, express joy, and is proven to relieve stress, improve blood flow and digestion, and strengthen the immune system, and get a great abdominal work out! Science tells us that the body cannot tell the difference between real laughter and fake laughter, so we do exercises that simulate laughter until the free-flowing laughter kicks-in.. For more information about Laughter Yoga, visit www.LaughterYoga.org or thelaughterproject.com.. ...
Laughter Yoga and Live In Senior Care. Laughter yoga and live in senior care with Senior Helpers of York, Dallastown, Red Lion, Dillsburg, Manchester, Pennsylvania. Call 717-920-0707 today! Laughter is the best medicine. We have all heard that saying before at one point or another. Laughter reduces stress, can improve overall mood, and create a more positive outlook on life. Laughing in a group can help to break down walls and allows participants to reconnect through lighthearted playfulness. Laughter can boost the immune system with an increased production of disease fighting cells and quickly induces a state of relaxation. Laughter is contagious, and unlike most medicines, offers no bad side effects. While laughter yoga may not be a new form of activity, it may be new to your elderly loved one. Laughter yoga is a combination of deep controlled breathing, stretching and forced laughter that engages your core and improves lung capacity. Madan Kataria, M.D., the founder of Laughing Clubs ...
Objective To review the beneficial and harmful effects of laughter.. Design Narrative synthesis.. Data sources and review methods We searched Medline (1946 to June 2013) and Embase (1974 to June 2013) for reports of benefits or harms from laughter in humans, and counted the number of papers in each category.. Results Benefits of laughter include reduced anger, anxiety, depression, and stress; reduced tension (psychological and cardiovascular); increased pain threshold; reduced risk of myocardial infarction (presumably requiring hearty laughter); improved lung function; increased energy expenditure; and reduced blood glucose concentration. However, laughter is no joke - dangers include syncope, cardiac and oesophageal rupture, and protrusion of abdominal hernias (from side splitting laughter or laughing fit to burst), asthma attacks, interlobular emphysema, cataplexy, headaches, jaw dislocation, and stress incontinence (from laughing like a drain). Infectious laughter can disseminate real ...
Laughter Yoga and Live In Senior Care. Laughter yoga and live in senior care with Senior Helpers of Bayport, Blue Point, Bohemia, Centereach, Central Islip, Coram, East Setauket, Farmingville, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Holtsville, Islandia, Islip Terrace, Kings Park, Lake Grove, Mt Sinai, Nesconset, Northport, Oakdale, Port Jefferson, Pt Jefferson Station, Ronkonkoma, Sayville, Selden , Smithtown, St James, Stonybrook, West Sayville. Call 631-979-5540 today! Laughter is the best medicine. We have all heard that saying before at one point or another. Laughter reduces stress, can improve overall mood, and create a more positive outlook on life. Laughing in a group can help to break down walls and allows participants to reconnect through lighthearted playfulness. Laughter can boost the immune system with an increased production of disease fighting cells and quickly induces a state of relaxation. Laughter is contagious, and unlike most medicines, offers no bad side effects. While laughter yoga may not be ...
Laughter Yoga in the Business World. Do you have stress? Most people do. Especially in the business world. There are so many pressures and responsibilities. It can lead to stress, depression, burn-out and even serious illness.. What can alleviate this workplace stress? Laughter, of course. Scientific research has demonstrated that laughter can help to resolve workplace stress and many related issues.. A one-year Laughter Yoga trial in a Danish IT company yielded the following results: The companies sales increased more than 25% in a highly competitive market while stress levels decreased by 75%. The program consisted of Laughter Yoga sessions daily for a week followed by weekly sessions for one year. All management and employees participated and stress levels were scientifically monitored.. http://www.laughteryogacorporate.com/. Indeed, laughter is great. In our everyday life, there are opportunities to laugh, but on average, these laughs only last for 2.2 seconds. This is not enough to unleash ...
Patients, doctors and health-care professionals are all finding that laughter may indeed be the best medicine. Laughing is found to lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, increase muscle flexion, and boost immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins, the bodys natural painkillers, and produces a general sense of well-being. Laughter is infectious. Hospitals around the country are incorporating formal and informal laughter therapy programs into their therapeutic regimens.
There are no two opinions that the laughter is healthy for the body and mind. The laugher therapy is a process in which laughter is used as therapeutic tool to heal human body and emotions. Laughter is an expression of happiness that gives people ceaseless enjoyment and produces humor. The Laughter therapy not only attracts others to the people who laughs openly but also strengthens relationships and helps people to resolve their inner conflicts. There are several advantages of using this laughter process which include health, mental and social benefits through which people can get rid of their stress and feel rejuvenated. Health advantages: The first and the foremost advantage that we can get from the Laughter therapy is the relief from stress. It is a stress-busting technique that relieves stress and ensures safety from all heart and blood pressure related diseases and problems. Lung capacity and oxygen levels in the blood can be improved through the proper use of the therapy. The therapy ...
I have recently... completed the Business Expert Programme with Lotte of UnitedMind. I have worked with Lotte on 2 previous occasions - to train as a Laughter Yoga Leader & a Laughter Coach, & although I learnt a great deal to get me started in the world of Laughter Yoga from these 2 courses, I needed to progress my passion for sharing the benefits of laughter into a business model - & Lottes Business Expert Programme was the perfect course! It was held via Zoom for convenience & broken down into 4 interactive and very engaging sessions, focusing on the key principals of creating a Laughter Business, from creating your perfect bio, to perfecting your presentation skills, marketing your services and running a business. It was an extremely helpful and practical course which has helped me form my business plan for the next 12 months and beyond. Lotte is extremely knowable, professional & friendly. I look forward to working with Lotte again and highly recommend this programme.read more ...
I have recently... completed the Business Expert Programme with Lotte of UnitedMind. I have worked with Lotte on 2 previous occasions - to train as a Laughter Yoga Leader & a Laughter Coach, & although I learnt a great deal to get me started in the world of Laughter Yoga from these 2 courses, I needed to progress my passion for sharing the benefits of laughter into a business model - & Lottes Business Expert Programme was the perfect course! It was held via Zoom for convenience & broken down into 4 interactive and very engaging sessions, focusing on the key principals of creating a Laughter Business, from creating your perfect bio, to perfecting your presentation skills, marketing your services and running a business. It was an extremely helpful and practical course which has helped me form my business plan for the next 12 months and beyond. Lotte is extremely knowable, professional & friendly. I look forward to working with Lotte again and highly recommend this programme.read more ...
It was in this very depressing condition that I learnt about Laughter Yoga through a childhood friend, who was also a laughter professional. I began laughing regularly and participated several times a day in Laughter Yoga on the phone. I was laughing between 40 - 80 min each day and started keeping a daily journal of my total laughing minutes and the way I felt.. It was then something amazing happened in my blood work. My platelets increased! I was shocked. I told my oncologist about my Laughter Yoga practice and she smiled at me and told me to keep laughing and also add some pranayama exercises from yoga to my regimen.. Laughter Yoga is a combination of laughter and breathing exercises, which really helped me improve. After another chemo session, I started laughing for much longer periods. My recovery time from the chemo improved greatly. Now I am on maintenance therapy and am getting the chemo infusions every eight weeks as opposed to every four weeks. I feel great and my attitude is one of ...
Laughter is undoubtedly the best medicine. And Wellness Laughter Yoga aims to deliver just that by holding laugh out loud sessions at Lewes library and other places in coastal Delaware. These sessions are conducted by certified Laughter Yoga leader Michele Buckler as an exercise complete wellness. It allows people to laugh regardless of their circumstances, by using breathing exercises and simulated laughter techniques, which help to enhance ones emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.. Talking about his experience, Buckler said that he suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and was also diagnosed with some health issues. While trying to resolve his problems, he stumbled upon Laughter Yoga which changed his life completely. I knew that this was very important and I wanted to continue on doing it. Since it helped me, maybe it could help others, he said.. A few of the benefits are that it oxygenates the blood, releases endorphins, alleviates tension, boosts immunity, facilitates ...
Laughter in animals other than humans describes animal behavior which resembles human laughter. Several non-human species demonstrate vocalizations that sound similar to human laughter. A significant proportion of these species are mammals, which suggests that the neurological functions occurred early in the process of mammalian evolution. Chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans show laughter-like vocalizations in response to physical contact such as wrestling, play chasing or tickling. This behavior is documented in wild and captive chimpanzees. Chimpanzee laughter is not readily recognizable to humans as such, because it is generated by alternating inhalations and exhalations that sound more like breathing and panting.[citation needed] It sounds similar to screeching. The differences between chimpanzee and human laughter may be the result of adaptations that have evolved to enable human speech. One study[citation needed] analyzed sounds made by human babies and bonobos when tickled. It ...
Harms Psychological harms Humour weakens resolve and promotes brand preference, [30] so the prudent response to the drug reps spiel would be Dont make me laugh.. Cardiovascular harms Hearty laughter can cause syncope, [31-35] perhaps by a neural reflex response to the increase in intrathoracic pressure that accompanies intense laughter. [36, 37] Syncope after laughing has accompanied bilateral carotid stenosis in Takayasu arteritis. [38] Laughing can cause conduction anomalies [39] and arrhythmias. [40] A woman with long QT syndrome and a history of torsade de pointes took ziprasidone, collapsed, and died after intense sustained laughter. [41] Laughter in Angelmans (happy puppet) syndrome can cause asystolic arrest, apparently of vagal origin. [42] Laughing fit to burst can cause cardiac rupture. [43]. Respiratory harms The quick intake of breath that accompanies laugher can provoke inhalation of foreign bodies. [44]. In patients with asthma, laughter sometimes triggers an attack, [45] ...
5. LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR RELATIONSHIPS. Laughter draws people together, doesnt it? Many couples who do the Laughter Meditation together tell me they find a tremendous improvement in their relating. They discover another side of each other, the playful, humorous side which gives a relief to the more serious part of life concerned with work, money, housework, the kids, etc. Remember the old adage: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy? Well, it doesnt do much for Jill either!. Laughter improves relating with our children. They are our teachers in this regard. They laugh easily, and often. Children remind us of the magical qualities of wonder, imagination, spontaneity, playfulness, being fun and funny, which we all need to balance the stresses of life.. Relating with family members, colleagues at work, neighbors, people in the grocery store, commuters in traffic jams, for example, can be enhanced with laughter and smiles. Camaraderie is created, and a longing we all have for connection is ...
Accountable Laughter. Everyone should have someone that they can be accountable unto. It is important that people can check in with others from time-to-time, on whether they have had moments of laughter or not. Laughing with other people can prove more beneficial than laughing alone. However, do not discount laughing alone, because any form of laughter can deflate the negative stimuli, thus fostering the positive. Visualization Laughter can be manifested through purposeful desire and a conscience effort. If, you desire to laugh, but have not laughed in sometime, or you are simply needing a spirit of laughter, it can be manifested through conscience effort. Visualize on a positive event that brought laughter to your life. Think upon this event and let yourself be back in that moment. You will transcend the negative and your spirit will be uplifted. Remember to pay attention to moments of delight; focus on the joy and peace that they have created, in order that you have a reservoir of memories ...
In Laughter Yoga one can laugh for no reason at all. It starts out with simulated laughter, with a little childlike playfulness, which turns into a genuine and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits ...
by Dan Gascon. Laughter is a bonding force that has no cultural, social or spiritual exemptions. Laughter is the sweetest human music, the medicine of the soul, the sound healing and a window into the hearts concerns and interests. Hence the ancient saying;. By their joy and laughter, shall ye know them, heal them, and love them. Laughters main gift, is its healing power over our bodies, minds and souls. Mentally, it can transcend any situation by causing us to focus outward and expand our vision away from the issue at hand. It separates us form the funk we may be in and installs a sense of self-protection and control over our environment. It gives us a break when things become too difficult to handle. Laughter helps us cope and gives us new perspectives illustrated in this mantra;. Pleasant thoughts, words and sounds mean happiness and health abounds. The physical effects of laughing are dramatic and essential to our well-being. Laughing relives us of tension and stress, and stimulates the ...
pain of stubbed toes and fingersticks. Ive seen a room full of rambunctious elementary schoolers with ADHD laugh themselves to exhaustion, and seniors with dementia open up and laugh for the first time in weeks. Laughter Yoga has also been a remarkably powerful force in my diabetes management. The activity itself doesnt lower my blood sugar - although one study found lower post-prandial blood sugars among Type 2 diabetics who attended a comedy show compared to those who sat through a boring lecture. For me, laughter helps in a few different ways:. • I laugh when infusion set needles sting extra hard. Its totally fake, short barks of HA HA HA, but it snuffs out the pain better than my previous reaction of choice (which involved a lot of hissing and obscenities).. • I laugh at frustrating blood sugars. A few laughter yoga exercises teach us to let go and laugh about things outside our control - e.g., the bus leaving without you, a broken vase, the stock market, etc. After learning to ...
Scientific research has proven that laughter has a documented positive impact on mental and physical well-being, as a form of complementary preventative and therapeutic medicine. In March 1995 Dr Madan Kataria, a GP from Mumbai, India, was curious about the practice, having researched the benefits and discovered a man who claimed to have recovered from a terminal illness by using laughter yoga as his main form of therapy. Kataria began a laughter yoga group, starting with just 4 people and growing to over 50 people, encouraging his participants to release their inner childlike playfulness out of its learned confines. He started with sharing jokes and anecdotes, but the jokes soon became tired and old, and then he realised that if just one person was laughing, the others were more likely to laugh - not necessarily because the joke was funny, but because they enjoyed seeing another person laugh. As they say, laughter is contagious, and he realised that there didnt need to be something to laugh ...
Research proves youll live longer if you laugh! A seven-year, 54,000-person study concluded people with a sense of humor have a 70% greater chance of surviving cancer, and a Loma Linda University medical researcher even calculated precise chemical changes. (Laughter increased human growth hormone by 87%, which optimizes immunity.). Laughter also increases T cells in the immune system while reducing arterial stiffness and blood pressure, and one author suggests for every minute of laughter you produce somewhere around $10,000 worth of healthy body chemistry. Lee Im-seon, laughter therapist at Seoul National University Hospital, even claims the hormones secreted when people laugh are known to alleviate pain 200-300 times better than morphine.. Amazing how much funnier everything is when your life depends on it - but watch out. One man died while laughing at the movie A Fish Called Wanda. And in 1962, three schoolgirls in Tanzania started laughing and couldnt stop. Sent home, they ...
Endorphins released with laughter is the reason why social laughter is contagious. Spreading endorphin release in a group provides a feeling of safety and unity. Each brain in a social group is a transmitter of good feelings, which helps trigger the good feelings in others brains by laughter. When a person starts laughing, others start laughing as well, even if they are not sure what theyre laughing about.. With all the information provided in this article, it is evident that laughter is an excellent way to deal with negativity and helps us in our social lives as well! Starting your day with a smile can help you feel better about yourself and help you have a better day too!. Share your opinions in the comments section! How do you think telemedicine can help during this pandemic?D. Up Next:. ...
Careful with the bedside banter, doctors. Before you put on your best Patch Adams impression, you might want to consider whether your attempts at humor will ease your patients discomfort or give him a protruding hernia.. Thats the conclusion of a review paper in the Christmas issue of BMJ that asks the jolly question of whether laughter can kill. The two authors, R. E. Ferner of the University of Birmingham and J. K. Aronson of Oxford University-no JK-ing, those are his real initials-take a tongue-in-cheek approach. They even give their research question an acronym: MIRTH (Methodical Investigation of Risibility, Therapeutic and Harmful).. Ferner and Aronson scoured medical literature for studies having to do with laughter. After excluding papers on the Caribbean sponge Prosuberites laughlini and with authors called Laughing, Laughter, Laughton, or McLaughlin, they were left with three categories of study. One had to do with the benefits of laughter, one with its dangers, and the third with ...
Laughter Yoga is a fun, feel-good activity with lots of health benefits. It combines laughing exercises, deep breathing and playful activities. These activities bring more oxygen to the body and the brain which reduces stress and makes one feel more energetic and healthy.. Laughter yoga has been shown to boost the immune system, promote relaxation, lift mild depression, improve social interaction and connections, exercise the abdomen, help to control blood pressure increase lung capacity, detox the body, and improve circulation and digestion. But most importantly its fun and feels good!. Laughter Yoga classes are one hour long for active seniors, and 45 minutes for those with more limited abilities. Laughter Yoga does not require any special skills, equipment or clothing; and can be done either seated or standing. * This is a participatory class and would not be suitable for people who cannot move their limbs, or those with moderate to severe dementia.. Watch the videos: The Benefits of ...
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Dr. Madan Kataria, an Indian physician and founder of Laughter Yoga, started the revolution of joy and laughter in 1995. Its a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter, based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Its an infectious workout regime that helps you to stop taking things too seriously and concentrate on the funny side of life. It combines gentle yoga breathing, stretching and simulated unconditional laughter. When the laughter is practiced in a group setting, the laughter soon becomes genuine and contagious. Some of the health benefits from laughter and Laughter Yoga are lowered blood pressure, reduced anxiety and stress. Within minutes of laughing, stress levels drop. Its an aerobic workout that is good for your heart, diaphragm, abdominal, intercostal, respiratory, and facial muscles. As part of the workout, endorphins are released, giving you a sense of well-being. ...
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In the eulogy I read during my fathers interment six years ago, I could not help but briefly relive his life as a man who made people laugh, and who had an incessant hankering for lifes happy episodes. It was so brief as a matter of fact, that all I asked was for everyone present in the church to remember the laughter that he brought to their lives and that I said with a smile. When I got back to my seat, a cousin whispered, I thought a eulogy was supposed to be sad.. Leave the yoga mat at home. When I first heard about Laughter Yoga, I thought it was a joke. When I found out a Laughter Yogini was actually coming to do a session at the office where I used to work, I almost made an exit through the fire escape. I dont and cant laugh on cue. It takes so little to tickle my funny bone, so no, thank you. I politely told our librarian. But my obstinacy had no power over a sweet, limping octogenarian who brought me German muffins that morning. I was practically dragged and squished between her ...
I was watching Threes Company a 70s show last night they had a guy that showed up with a laughing box. It reminded me that I had not seen one of those since my uncle had one in the early 70s. It is in a bag and laughs and you laugh at it or the person who bought. Either way it does bring laughter. I do not know if they still sell them or have better models now. I still have not found a newer show to watch besides Americas funniest videos that make me laugh. I also read an article online about recovery titled Laugh. In the article they say that One minute of laughter is equivalent to five minutes on a rowing machine or eight minutes on an exercise bike. Laughing is good for you. The article goes on to talk about how laugh groups are forming across North America. It is good medicine and the article also states that laughter is good medicine is found in Proverbs of the Bible. I try to laugh as much as I can. I can remember when I was on a ward in the State hospital. They asked what I did ...
Laughter Yoga And Arthritis.Laughter may not be the most logical option, yet it has demonstrated right the familiar saying that it is the best prescription. A decent giggle can facilitate the agony because of infection or damage. Laughter offers to break from joint inflammation stress and gives both physical and mental help.
I love to laugh. I LOVE it. There is something so cleansing about laughing. Laughter is infectious. It makes other people smile and it makes you feel better. Laughter is hope for better moments to come. Unfortunately, in my life as a momcologist, there are way too many tears that come through and laughing through them is a necessity many times. Crying, yelling, laughing... its all a part of life.. but really, laughter through tears is most definitely my favorite emotion. ...
Its certainly possible to die while laughing - probably by choking on something. But I was unable to find any documented evidence of someone literally laughing to death.. In fact, recent research suggests laughing is actually very good for you. According to the Indiana University School of Medicine, laughing helps relax tense muscles, lowers blood pressure, and even burns calories. Humor and laughter is also becoming increasingly popular as a form of psychiatric therapy. Look out, Carrot Top.. Cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center found that people with heart disease are 40% less likely to laugh in a given situation than people without heart disease. The key here seems to be stress reduction; stress impairs the production of endothelial cells, which form a protective lining in our blood vessels. A weak endothelium can lead to hardened arteries and, quite literally, a hardened heart.. What exactly is laughter? As HowStuffWorks explains, laughter is a physiological response ...
Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of six weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday, you can catch two hours of standup performed by some of comedys most innovative and talked about artists. Its all for New Yorkers, and its all free.. These shows have been covered by the NY Times, listed in the NY Post as a Hot Weekend Pick, and named Best Weekend Entertainment Bet by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org for details on this weeks headliners.. NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to make New York a better place through laughter ...
ILHAIRE (Incorporating Laughter into Human Avatar Interactions: Research and Experiments) is a European project (FP7) that started in 2011.. Within the project we will gather data on laughter using high quality sound, video, facial and upper body motion capture. The process of database collection will be grounded in psychological foundations and the data will be used to validate computational and theoretical models of analysis and synthesis of audio-visual laughter. Dialog systems between humans and avatars will be developed and we will conduct studies to capture the qualitative experience evoked by a laughing avatar.. Workpackages:. Workpackage 1: Incremental ...
All right. Now the social psychology of love really has been a social psychology of attraction. What makes people find each other attractive? What makes them want to be intimate? What makes them physically desirable to each other? What might lead to a commitment, a decision to make a commitment to make the relationship last? This is just so nice. Im giving this lecture on love and the two of you are holding hands here in the front row. Its really - [laughter] And - [applause] All three elements present, intimacy, passion, and - [laughter] Yeah. Okay. [laughter] Good. Just checking. [laughter] Okay.. So whats interesting about the social psychology of attraction is it has focused on seven variables. And Ive divided these into two groups, the big three and the more interesting four. And I call them the big - The big three are three variables that the effects are so powerful that they almost dont need to be discussed in much detail. The more interesting four are the ones Im going to focus on ...
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All In A Mentally Disordered Day! : A true, personal story from the experience, I Think Laughter Is the Best Medicine. I have Dissociative Identity Disorder, or as they used to call it, Multiple Personality Disorder. I have 31 splits, that makes us 32 people in one head. You can imagine the cramped feeling for everyon...
Laughter. By Stuart Kestenbaum. You know the kind of laughter. when you laugh so hard and unexpectedly. you can snort liquid right through. your nose, like the soda you were drinking.. Thats what happened to me with a milkshake. when I was 11 years old and too worried. for my own good. My uncle and I were swapping. book jokes. Have you read Tigers Revenge. by Claude Balls? he asks, which strikes me. as so funny that I begin to laugh. uncontrollably and milk is dripping from my nose. almost like Ive thrown up, but instead. I feel incredibly light and happy.. Thats the kind of laughter that even. if you have been crying and heard someone. else laughing, you would start to laugh.. It spreads like a wind passing. through leaves, it makes the bitter muscle. of the heart unclench itself. Imagine,. all this from only eight words from my uncle,. and one of those a preposition. with only two letters.. Take Heart: A Conversation in Poetry is produced in collaboration with the Maine Writers & ...
Two famous passages on humour in Beckett bear out what Ive been saying about failure and despair. In Endgame, Nell surfaces from her dustbin to announce that Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, while in Watt, the manservant Arsene gives us a whole theory of laughter and its connection to failure. There are three types of laughter, according to Arsene: the bitter, the hollow and the mirthless. The bitter laugh is the ethical laugh, it laughs at that which is not good. The hollow is the intellectual laugh, laughing at that which is not true, and the third and highest kind is the mirthless, so-called dianoetic laugh, which laughs at that which is not happy. There is another name for finding peoples misfortunes funny, of course: sadism. Im thinking here of Mel Brookss definition of tragedy and comedy: tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die. While theres a fair deal of outright sadism in Beckett, as in the novel How It Is, with its ...
I heard about this on the radio as I was driving home today: The Buck Bomb -- Its aerosolized deer urine. Available in five different scents: Doe Estrus, Dominant Buck, Young Buck, Doe P and Vanilla Curiosity Scent.. I dont hunt, but Ive got nothing against hunters. I have friends, relatives, and neighbors who hunt. And I know the deer urine masks the human scent and makes the buck think that hes approaching the deer equivalent of Hooters. But Vanilla Curiosity? Did Daniel Boone use Doe P? Did Davy Crockett resort to Doe Estrus? (Eeew.) I think not.. In fact, I think I know why the stuff actually works:. Deer #1: Whats that?. Deer #2: What?. #1: That smell.. #2: (sniffs) Hmm. Smells like Vanilla Curiosity.. #1: (Laughs) Vanilla Curiosity!!? That stuff? They think thats going to work?. #2: (Laughs harder) Check this next guy out. It, it, (more laughter) its Doe Estrus!!. #1: (Doubles over with laughter) Ohmygod, youre right. Doe Estrus!! (Collapses completely.). Bam!!!. Hunter: Yup, ...
I heard about this on the radio as I was driving home today: The Buck Bomb -- Its aerosolized deer urine. Available in five different scents: Doe Estrus, Dominant Buck, Young Buck, Doe P and Vanilla Curiosity Scent.. I dont hunt, but Ive got nothing against hunters. I have friends, relatives, and neighbors who hunt. And I know the deer urine masks the human scent and makes the buck think that hes approaching the deer equivalent of Hooters. But Vanilla Curiosity? Did Daniel Boone use Doe P? Did Davy Crockett resort to Doe Estrus? (Eeew.) I think not.. In fact, I think I know why the stuff actually works:. Deer #1: Whats that?. Deer #2: What?. #1: That smell.. #2: (sniffs) Hmm. Smells like Vanilla Curiosity.. #1: (Laughs) Vanilla Curiosity!!? That stuff? They think thats going to work?. #2: (Laughs harder) Check this next guy out. It, it, (more laughter) its Doe Estrus!!. #1: (Doubles over with laughter) Ohmygod, youre right. Doe Estrus!! (Collapses completely.). Bam!!!. Hunter: Yup, ...
Westfield: From looking through the first issue, this appears to be mostly horror stories. Is that what we can expect from upcoming issues as well? Bissette: Well, horror, fantasy, and humor. Thats always been the bent of my nature. Ive never had any secrets about it [laughter]. There will be some surprises down the road. There is some material that Id forgotten about that falls outside of the genre. Even when I wasnt doing what I might consider horror, most people read it and go, Wow. Thats pretty creepy stuff [laughter]. Westfield: You also plan on having articles in each issue. What sort of things can we expect to see there? Bissette: Most of the articles will be autobiographical in nature, about a specific body of work. In the case of issue #2, Im gonna be reprinting the story Kultz, a story that appeared originally in Epic #6. It was a story that I did before video had really taken hold in the home, a horrific fantasy about a shopping mall that was entirely dedicated to showing ...
Billy Crystal started writing 700 Sundays as a meditation on his father's premature death. Reliving the anguish, healing and humor, he's learned to trust his instincts and his audience.
Once again, you are a genius Savant. Now, the way to really change things in Europe? Publish the back of that same envelope on billboards (adjusted for each country to post there would be even more effective) and put them up in each country. Hard working Europeans would be baying for the blood of all the politicians and would most likely invade or burn every social welfare office to the ground to stop the depositing of this money into the parasites bank accounts, or however it is done. People would be so enraged to have this information shoved in their faces, forcing them to see it and forcing them to discuss it with each other. If they still did nothing, I would just say that our time has come as a race of people, and that nothing can move us to defend ourselves so the charge I currently agree is white genocide can be changed to assisted suicide. I sincerely doubt that would happen in this situation, because all the people of Europe would be strengthened by the knowledge that everyone, all ...
Yes!! Yes!! Yes More ! absolutely more !!generously more ! happily more !! tons of more ! Positivelylots and lots of more. Popcorn !!!! 57 days to go Do we get indictments before the election I m starting to think not now it s too close to the election and they know they re going to win and so why pull that card now ? And have all the media jump all over it and say how Trump is playing dirty politics every day They Are definitely thinking now Let the whole election happen as is with the close out Campaign strategy of let s see - campaigning!!! Who on this planet will ever be like our great President Trump at giving a speech. That s the thing - he s really more of a comedian than a politician So I m sure they thinking Trump destroys Biden the Democrats get decimated they go back to their corner and try to figure out a new strategy other than hate America Right ? No indictments ...
K-25 Oral History Interview Date: 9/21/05 Interviewee: Gary Henderson Interviewer: Valerie Smith [crew talk] Smith, V.: Do you have any questions before we start? Henderson, G.: No, I dont have any. Smith, V.: Now at some point, Dustin may - Male: Ill give you a five minute warning. Smith, V.: Hes going to give me a five minute warning when this tape is about up. Now that doesnt mean the interview is over. That just means that we need to change the tape. Henderson, G.: Okay. Smith, V.: And there may be a time if theres some sounds going on outside or he may need to adjust your microphone or something like that. Henderson, G.: Okay. Smith, V.: Hell just do it. Henderson, G.: Okay. Smith, V.: So you know, if you see him approaching or anything like that, thats just the norm. Henderson, G.: Okay. [laughter] Smith, V.: Did I explain that well? [laughter] Okay. But really, this is a unique opportunity I think to capture your story and the story of others. And so I really want you to feel free ...
K-25 Oral History Interview Date: 9/21/05 Interviewee: Gary Henderson Interviewer: Valerie Smith [crew talk] Smith, V.: Do you have any questions before we start? Henderson, G.: No, I dont have any. Smith, V.: Now at some point, Dustin may - Male: Ill give you a five minute warning. Smith, V.: Hes going to give me a five minute warning when this tape is about up. Now that doesnt mean the interview is over. That just means that we need to change the tape. Henderson, G.: Okay. Smith, V.: And there may be a time if theres some sounds going on outside or he may need to adjust your microphone or something like that. Henderson, G.: Okay. Smith, V.: Hell just do it. Henderson, G.: Okay. Smith, V.: So you know, if you see him approaching or anything like that, thats just the norm. Henderson, G.: Okay. [laughter] Smith, V.: Did I explain that well? [laughter] Okay. But really, this is a unique opportunity I think to capture your story and the story of others. And so I really want you to feel free ...
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How bad is sugar really? It is such the trend today, similar to gluten, to carefully avoid sugar in our diets. But in growing children, when the greatest concern is sustained positive growth, even in the picky years, Ive always felt that some sugar is better than no protein. The zero calorie alternative sweeteners raise their own concerns, and even a product like stevia, which is derived from a plant may not be a perfect alternative to pure cane sugar, agave nectar or honey. Several studies have hypothesized that stevia may have mutagenic (or cancer-causing) effects. Furthermore, the FDA rejected stevia in the 1990s because of a study with stevia-fed mice that became infertile post-consumption. It is important to note that research on artificial sweeteners typically uses levels much greater than that which we would consume, and a lot of the negative data on stevia refers to the consumption of the unaltered, or crude, leaf. The highly purified form is what is available today, but in this case ...
So as not to make a fool of himself, he decided to pick someone out of the crowd to imitate. He chose to follow the man sitting next to him on the front pew. As they sang, the man clapped his hands, so the missionary recruit clapped too. When the man stood up to pray, the missionary recruit stood up too. When the man sat down, he sat down. When the man held the cup and bread for the Lords Supper, he held the cup and bread ...
How bad is sugar really? It is such the trend today, similar to gluten, to carefully avoid sugar in our diets. But in growing children, when the greatest concern is sustained positive growth, even in the picky years, Ive always felt that some sugar is better than no protein. The zero calorie alternative sweeteners raise their own concerns, and even a product like stevia, which is derived from a plant may not be a perfect alternative to pure cane sugar, agave nectar or honey. Several studies have hypothesized that stevia may have mutagenic (or cancer-causing) effects. Furthermore, the FDA rejected stevia in the 1990s because of a study with stevia-fed mice that became infertile post-consumption. It is important to note that research on artificial sweeteners typically uses levels much greater than that which we would consume, and a lot of the negative data on stevia refers to the consumption of the unaltered, or crude, leaf. The highly purified form is …. ...
1 Mark Neuzil ‐‐ Professor of Communication in Journalism at the University of Saint Thomas, in Minnesota Changing Historical Perspectives With the Nature of Media Coverage: Two Minnesota Fires. Thanks to Steve and Lisa for inviting a journalist, and a journalism historian, here today, amongst all these really smart people. Ill just introduce myself. My name is Mark Neuzil. I teach at the University of St. Thomas, which, I used to say [and] leave it at that. And in fact, when I ran for the Board of Directors of the Society of Environmental Journalism, that was my platform: if you vote for me, come to visit in January. [Laughter] Everybody thought I was St. Thomas, and I let them think it was the Virgin Islands. [General laughter] And only after I won did I mention it was in St. Paul, Minnesota. So, that was why I was only elected once. No, Im just kidding. I teach in the journalism department at the University, and I also work as a journalist as well. I write a weekly environmental column ...
When you think of chemotherapy, images of suffering patients, clad in hospital gowns and bandanas, pop into mind. Instead, it has been surprisingly good hospital food, surprisingly bad college football, and lots of sitting around in t-shirts and sweats talking to nurses and each other. - T.J. Sharpe, Philadelphia Philly.com
Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Lewis University¿s Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) is proud to present ¿Moonlight and Magnolias¿ by Ron Hutchinson. The year is 1939 and Margaret Mitchell¿s epic ¿Gone with the Wind¿ has swept a pre WWII nation. Producer David O. Selznick (Kamil Borowski from Central Stickney) has bought the movie rights and begins filming the burning of Atlanta on his studio lots. Three weeks into filming, he shuts everything down because he needs a ¿whole new scenario.¿ He recruits writer Ben Hecht (Jake Dorenzc from Romeoville), known as the ¿Shakespeare of Hollywood¿ and director Victor Fleming (Ralph Scott Hegland from Plainfield), known as ...
I have a confession to make. My mother gave me a beautiful summer shift with a matching cover up in 1988. The cover up is long gone and the shift is faded and tattered and absolutely the coolest thing I own on hot days. Four years ago, my mother in law saw me wear it to clean the house and she threw it in the trash. Later I sneaked back and I dug my ugly black dress out of the garbage and Im still wearing it. I live in terror those mean people on What Not To Wear are going to come raid my closet and make me model it in front of a three way mirror on national television. But I just cant let it go ...
How did the comic, serious, and musical drama of the modern era come into being? Who were the actors, singers, writers, and audiences of the classics? What made theater a powerful concept as well as a hotly-debated practice in 16th- and 17th-century Europe? Students explore secular and professional drama as it emerged in Renaissance Italy and spread to Spain, England, and France. Selected works by Machiavelli, Monteverdi, Cervantes, Calderon, Shakespeare, Moliere, Behn and others. All non-English works are read in translation. Meets with LIT/WGS 381.. Course fee: A fee (2016 fee = $195) will be billed from Syracuse University to cover the cost of site visits and a Veneto Theater Tour day trip.. Department: Drama. Location: Florence. Semester: Spring. Credits: 3 ...
7. Nelipot Mamichku deodorant cream: I really didnt think Ill ever be featuring this in a disappointing products post considering how much positive things Ive heard about it (and the fact that its not the cheapest). Ive been having some troubles with eczema under my arm, so my doctor said I should try to use more natural products (I chose this version since it claims to be scentless). Considering I couldnt really use the CD deodorants due to alcohol in them, I decided to purchase this one. The fact that you have to apply it with your fingers, bothered me from the start, but I did get used to it. But what I didnt like was the fact that it stained all my white shirts with yellowish marks, it made my eczema even worse & more irritated (I think it might be the because of soda bicarbonate in it) and although it actually does a great job at masking the sweat scent, it gives off this other weird & unpleasant scent ...
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On Saturday night we had our allotment of Fullers ESB, and were planning to cook burgers on the grill. I went out there and fired-up that bastard, and came
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I usually tell people that I really dont like to run. In fact, I hate it. I explain that I run so I wont embarrass myself in races, and that I race because I like getting T-shirts and shiny medals. From non-runners, I frequently get the do you win a lot? question which is answered with laughter on my part. Amusingly enough, a few times, this has been taken as an arrogant, yes, I always win statement, which is actually funnier than the initial question. Other people usually will buy this its for the swag line of reasoning, and being perfectly frank, I probably wouldnt be as likely to go out and run if I didnt have a goal (some organized race coming up). Its not the kind of thing that I can use to motivate myself at mile 20 on a training run, however (though I am figuring out that tweeting or posting how far I intend to run that day is a motivating factor - somehow it feels like I have etched the workout in stone). Ive seen other folks write about why they run. My reaction is usually ...
Sandy,. Thank you. I have to be optimistic, what else can one do? I hate crying, I hate being depressed, I hate the back pain even more, but I was raised to laugh because laughter is healing. You have to be able to laugh and make jokes, take the jokes and leave the salt out of the equation. Its not easy to laugh when you are in pain, but somehow it tricks your mind into thinking that it isnt that bad. My body is telling me something else, but I try to tell my body to take a flying leap and leave me alone! Doesnt work, but why not try it. Gotta smile a few million times a day, especially when you have a family, I cant bring them down with me.. Lots of love out to all of you!. Wendi. ...
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Why are cute images, videos and funny quotes from kids so popular on social media and on the internet? Simply, they are a hearty and a healthy distraction from our lives. For example, the social media management company Vitrue found the peak time for social media occurs on weekdays at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. By Wednesday, people are in need of a diversion by 3:00 p.m. to get them through the day. We all need more smiles in our lives and science is backing it up. Laughter is universal and can keep your sanity and help your overall well-being by releasing healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Since were a nation of frazzled parents, our morose thoughts can be a launching pad to chemical reactions that can damage the immune system. When people laugh they release endorphins and they experience more pleasure. This is where little people come in. Since they live in the moment, they say whatevers on their minds and without their filters, they can really give us a belly laugh, something we can
My Uncle Todd was diagnosed in December of 2007 with Colon cancer with metastasis to the liver, lymph nodes, and lungs. He battled cancer for about 3.5 years and passed away July 18, 2011.. Uncle Todd was treated at the North Coast Cancer Center in Sandusky, Ohio and also the James Center at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.. Uncle Todd/Uncle Bunny was one of the best uncles I could ask for. To me he was the epitome of a goofy uncle, you know the one that thinks that Dale Earnhardt shirts & flip-flops is dressing up, picks on you every time you see him, and had his signature laugh. You know what Im talking about… That was his trademark. Were all going to remember his laugh. Todd laughed a lot and joked around a lot, even when he was sick. He taught us how important a sense of humor is in hard times and that sometimes laughter is the best medicine. Really, through his life he taught me, and Im sure all of us many things.. He took me fishing once on his boat and said ...
Mascots representing teams from across the country brought smiles and laughs to patients at Florida Hospital for Children during a visit to kick off the 24th Annual Mascot Games Presented by Wawa.. Carlton of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Shades of the Orlando Solar Bears, Louie of the St. Louis Blues and Thunderbug of the Tampa Bay Lightning played games, including Cornhole and Giant Jenga, with kids of all ages to provide a break from the hospital room.. Its very important to have these community groups come to the Childrens hospital to bring smiles and laughter to our little ones, said Meagan Krizek, volunteer manager and special events coordinator at Florida Hospital for Children. Most of our patients dont realize that theyre still a child regardless of whats happening to them in the hospital, and events like these help bring them joy and childhood wonder.. The Mascot Games Presented by Wawa is a family-friendly annual event hosted at the Amway Center featuring characters from over two ...
Endorphins are released in response to pain and stress, and helps to alleviate anxiety and depression. The surging second wind and euphoric runners high during and after a vigorous run are a result of endorphins. Similar to morphine, it acts as an analgesic and sedative, diminishing our perception of pain.. Along with regular exercise, laughter is one of the easiest ways to induce endorphin release. Even the anticipation and expectation of laugher e.g. attending a comedy show, increases levels of endorphins. Taking your sense of humor to work, forwarding that funny email, and finding several things to laugh at during the day is a great way to keep the doctor away.. Aromatherapies: the smell of vanilla and lavender has been linked with the production of endorphins. Studies have shown that dark chocolate and spicy foods cause the brain to release endorphins. Keep some scented oils and some dark chocolate at your desk for a quick endorphin boost.. Its all about stepping into the drivers seat ...
JOE BOXER Goes Mobile with Smartphones; Smartphones Announces Mobile Content Agreement with JOE BOXER. JOE BOXER, already a hit among teens and young adults, now adds mobile phones to their calling. Thanks to a new agreement with Smartphones Technologies, Inc., customers will be able to download JOE BOXER images, animations and video clips to their mobile phones.. JOE BOXER and Smartphones Technologies announced an agreement to deliver licensed JOE BOXER mobile content to wireless carriers and content providers worldwide. The content will include the infamous Licky Logo, Mr. Licky(TM), The Dancing JOE BOXER Guy, and new innovative designs that can be downloaded and changed as often as you change your underwear.. As anyone wearing JOE BOXER knows, we love a good laugh, said Bill Sweedler, CEO of JOE BOXER. By working with Smartphones, we can bring JOE BOXERs fun and laughter to millions of mobile phones around the world, all with a single point of contact.. Unlike other companies who license ...
From the black woods beside the trail rose a shriek of blood-curdling laughter. Slavering, mouthing sounds followed it, so strange and garbled that at first I did not recognize them as human words. Their unhuman intonations sent a chill down my spine. Dead men! the inhuman voice chanted. Dead men with torn throats! There will be dead men among the pines before dawn! Dead men! Fools, you are all dead! Ashley and I both fired in the direction of the voice, and in the crashing reverberations of our shots the ghastly chant was drowned. But the weird laugh rang out again, deeper in the woods, and then silence closed down like a black fog, in which I heard the semi-hysterical gasping of the girl. She had released Ashley and was clinging frantically to me. I could feel the quivering of her lithe body against mine. Probably she had merely followed her feminine instinct to seek refuge with the strongest; the light of the match had shown her that I was a bigger man than Ashley. Hurry, for Gods ...
Apparently, if the conductor is a certified laughter leader and the strap-hangers are willing to force a few laughs.Lets do subway! Lean to the right, to the left! barked Jolene Nevers, above a chorus of loud but faked ha-has that morphed into a real giggle here, a bona fide titter there.You end up actually laughing, said Karissa Covelli, 19, who said the 20-minute laugh-therapy session at the University of Connecticuts Health Education Center recently dissolved the days frustrations and
Cartoonist for more than 20 years now. Mainly working for Dutch newspapers and magazines. Stand up cartoons in Dutch and English (German coming up). Dont fear for laughter, laugh at your fears! ...
Time for Ivory Coasts ageing golden generation to finally make an impact on the world stage. By Salim Masoud Said (UK Telegraph). When Sven Goran Eriksson met his Ivorian players for the first time in the Swiss Alps, in their pre-tournament training camp for the 2010 World Cup, the polarities of managing the Ivory Coast and England were immediately apparent.. The England players were calm and quiet, he notes in his autobiography Sven: My Story. The Ivorian players were loud and boisterous. They could sit and talk and laugh about everything and nothing. Suddenly, they would break out into song or dance. At the long dinner table, people would be sitting at the far end from each other and shout across the table.. So excessive were the decibel levels that the placid Eriksson felt compelled to apologise to the hotel director.. No, no, came the response with laughter. We havent had this good a time in the last 20 years.. Indeed, Les Éléphants are a notoriously tight-knit group of players. ...
By Julian Hall; Larry Ryan; Rhoda Koenig Secrets of well-judged laughter After four years of criticising the choices of the Perrier and now if.comedy award panel as an outsider, I was happy to be asked to be a judge for the 2007 and 2008 awards and crown the Edinburgh Fringes best comedian. As judges, we field the same questions over and over, the answers to which are: we see an average of four to five shows a day; no, we never get jaded as long as its good; and yes, we have vehement disagreements. Judging comedy ultimately comes down to instinct and belly laughs but within that there has to be taken into consideration the difference in styles. This year the consistent whimsy of winner David ODoherty contrasted with the high-octane mania of Rhod Gilbert. Questions are asked of the delivery, style and structure of a show as well as a sense of the gpm, gags per minute. A clumsy ending or too many lulls can make or break an otherwise excellent show. All shortlisted shows on the main list are ...
I thought that adding one more citrus post to this month of May could not hurt and wish to dedicate these Citrus Babas to my mother for Mothers Day. I know I am a day late but I thought that she would forgive me if I made one of our favorites, a baba...all pretty and citrusy. Plus, she was spending the day with my dad, brother and her granddaughters. Mom, I love you! Everyday, you show me the importance of giving of oneself, giving love and friendship, lending an ear and a welcoming hand and I can only hope to be half as good as you are. You radiate love and laughter to all around you and I strive to make you proud although I make you worry sometimes and sometimes I make you laugh. I know I make you scratch your head and I know I make you raise your hands or roll your eyes...but I know that you and you only understands me when I sing you Sinatra or Singing In The Rain. Mom, you are my lucky star....I love you ...
Just sharing a bit of the quirkiness that goes on here! First of all , pretend you dont see the dust! OK then, there is a constant ongoing joke in my house between my daughter and my husband about how I like birds sooooooo much! They think Im kinda nuts, and freakishly obsessed with them, so my daughter bought this bird at the dollar store the other day and hooked it to my work light. It took a long time for me to notice it, it really blended in, but when I did I was hysterical with laughter, one of the really good laughs that can make your day!! I thought it was really funny, and believe it or not its things like this that can make me happy ...
Its day 19 on blogmas and welcome back to my blog. On todays blogmas post, I will be sharing with you all 10 sitcoms Im binge watching this holiday season. I love sitcoms a lot. Laughter is good for the soul and sitcoms are a good way to make you laugh. I dont think a…
Book Review. Live and laugh with dementia. An essential guide to maximising quality of life. Author:. Lee-Fay Low (B.Sc. Psych Hons; Ph.D.) Associate professor in Ageing and Health at the University of Sydney.. Details of book:. Publisher: Exisle Publishing. Paperback. Publication date: 2014. ISBN no: 9781921966521. Price: The book can be ordered online from http://www.exislepublishing.com.au/Live-and-Laugh-with-Dementia.html and is $29.99AUD. It is also available as an eBook from major eBook retailers, or on direct link from http://www.exislepublishing.com.au/Live-and-Laugh-with-Dementia-ebook.html as an eBook and is priced at $9.99.. Review:. Live and Laugh with Dementia is not only easy to read but will speak to the heart of occupational therapists as Lee-Fay commences by emphasising the importance of meaningful activities for persons with dementia. This is a very informative book for those who are new to the field of dementia care; or could serve as encouragement to experts and a means to ...
Watch Clinton laugh off a question on Colombia. PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Hillary Clinton used her trademark laugh Thursday to deflect a question about the $800,000 her husband earned in 2005 giving speeches for a Bogota-based group that supports the Colombia free trade agreement -- the sa...
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We all remember the laughing hyenas from Lion King, but who knows why these canines laugh? We do. Find out why spotted hyenas laugh in this article.
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... www.laughteryoga.org Report on Dr Michael Millers research on the benefits of laughter on the cardiovascular system. For more ... Laughter Yoga In Cancer Hospital Chicago U.S.A - Duration: 2:44. Dr. Madan Kataria 11,356 views ... Laughter As Medicine -- Comedian Michael Jr. - Duration: 6:00. 100huntley 30,805 views ... For more information about Laughter Yoga please visit www.laughteryoga.org.. Used with permission ...
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Welcome to the laughter lab! Are you ready for a chuckle? We hope so, because weve got some quite funny, funny and HILARIOUS ... Calling all comedians! Are you ready to LOL in the Laughter Laboratory? Dr Ludvig Von Chuckles newly-invented Joke-a-tron ... We challenge you to try keeping a straight face while watching the Laughter Laboratory - impossible! Ellie and Tillie warmed us ...
In Hamlet we wonder whether the Prince is disturbed; in Present Laughter, we wonder whether Noel Cowards alter ego Garry ... I suspect that Martin has witnessed attempts to extract social consciousness from Present Laughter - including a Broadway ...
... laughter is the best medicine. Growing scientific evidence expands on the benefits of laughter with one study reporting the ... A corollary investigation of the new attention to laughter as a therapeutic medium is the question, "Is laughter contagious?" ... Everyone knows the phrase "laughter is the best medicine." Growing scientific evidence expands on the benefits of laughter with ... Now weve shown that the same appears to apply to laughter, too - at least at the level of the brain." ...
Horner puts a range of public figures under the microscope for his latest book, "The First Saturday Night: Saturday Night Live and the Presidential Election of 1976," a project focusing on the hard lessons all parties involved learned during the 1976 and 2008 presidential contests. Because the book is still being vetted by Syracuse University Press (publication date: TBD), we took the opportunity to pick the professors brain about the current crop of would-be leaders.. "I dont think any of them have done a particularly good job," he said, adding that most of the folks still vying for the Oval Office come off as humorless - with good reason.. "It oftentimes doesnt work out for the candidates," Horner said. He pointed to President Gerald Ford, who was lampooned mercilessly by SNLs Chevy Chase in 1976 and tried to play along, as well as former GOP vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, who also had a tortured turn on SNL.. "It only compounded the problem because it made those who already had ...
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Is Laughter the Best Medicine?. Theres some scientific evidence that "Take two jokes and call me in the morning" is a ... Is Laughter the Best Medicine?. Theres some scientific evidence that "Take two jokes and call me in the morning" is a ... Humor and laughter may improve muscle tone, though only when someone is laughing, and some studies do show that a good laugh ... Funding for laughter and humor research is low-so low that when Mary Bennett, director of the Western Kentucky University ...
... Chet Cox Mon, 14 Jul 2003 20:21:35 -0700 ... Loud, raucious laughter (of the type which I am too frequently guilty) is not condusive to the feeling of the Holy Spirit. ... Worse: it can distract someone else feeling the Spirit! So its no wonder that the Lord tells us to temper our laughter (just ... Note that the scriptures reference loud laughter and a light mind. J. Golden Kimball, Brigham Young, Joseph Smith, Gordon B ...
... laughter can be a prescription for healing. Read on for tips on how you can take better care of yourself by lightening up. ... Laughter -- Its Good Medicine. Whether its a belly laugh or a chuckle, laughter can be a prescription for healing. Read on ... Laughter pumps up the muscles of the abdomen, chest, shoulders, and neck, says William F. Fry, M.D., a professor of psychiatry ... Not even laughter can stave off the inevitable. But youll know youve taken the lighter path if you keep keep laughing right ...
"laughter therapy"[MeSH Terms] OR ("laughter"[All Fields] AND "therapy"[All Fields]) OR "laughter therapy"[All Fields]. Search. ... The effect of laughter therapy on the quality of life of nursing home residents. Kuru N et al. J Clin Nurs. (2017) ... Laughter therapy as an intervention to promote psychological well-being of volunteer community care workers working with HIV- ... Humour therapy, laughter and the intervention of clowns in gerontology].. Lelièvre A, Gérard S, Hermabessière S, Martinez M, ...
What is laughter and what causes us to laugh? Learn about some of the functions of the brain that may trigger laughter. ... First of all, laughter is not the same as humor. Laughter is the physiological respo-nse to humor. Laughter consists of two ... One of his studies looked at the sonic structure of laughter. He discovered that all human laughter consists of variations on a ... One of the key features of natural laughter is its placement in speech, linguists say. Laughter almost always occurs during ...
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Laughter and health are related because studies have shown that laughing is actually good for us. Learn about laughter and ... Laughter provides a way for these emotions to be harmlessly released. Laughter is cathartic. Thats why some people who are ... Laughter may lead to hiccuping and coughing, which clears the respiratory tract by dislodging mucous plugs. Laughter also ... As we mentioned earlier, laughter reduces levels of certain stress hormones. In doing this, laughter provides a safety valve ...
Laughter lines, or laugh lines, typically refer to the lines formed around the mouth as a result of youth is wasted on the ... Laughter lines, or "laugh lines", typically refer to the lines formed around the mouth as a result of aging. Sometimes lines ... Although different things can be a factor (prolonged exposure to the sun, dehydration, smoking, etc), laughter lines are ... usually as a result of, you guessed it, laughter. When you use certain facial muscles often, creases can form that turn into ...
Could laughter defeat ISIS? If you were on an operating table, in need of a triple-bypass, might you call in a clown? While a P ... What is more laughter seems to have at least a degree of curative potency. In "The Healing Power Of Laughter," by the HeartMD ... Because the healing power of laughter is considerable. As Mark Twain once put it, "against the assault of laughter, nothing can ... Could laughter defeat ISIS? If you were on an operating table, in need of a triple-bypass, might you call in a clown? While a P ...
The laughter sets him free. A Fool lives in the Universe! he cries. The Fool is me! And with one final shake of laughter Breaks ... Without laughter life on our planet would be intolerable. So important is laughter to us that humanity highly rewards members ... And know not laughters worth.. I have known laughter-therefore I. May sorrow with you far more tenderly. Than those who never ... The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter. *Alice Meynell, Laughter, as ...
... is a series of guided techniques involving eye contact and spontaneous playfulness between groups of participants ... Yoga - Laughter Tasmania. Laughter Yoga is a series of guided techniques involving eye contact and spontaneous playfulness ... Laughter Yoga combines Yoga breath work with laughter exercises, oxygenating the entire body and brain, enhancing energy levels ... You are here: Natural Therapy Pages > Therapies > Yoga > Yoga - Laughter. Yoga - Laughter. ...
Tag Archives: laughter. Comedians with Disabilities Come Together to Break Down Barriers. Posted on July 23, 2015. by Kaitlyn ... Posted in Voices of UCP , Tagged acceptance, advocacy, Comedy, disability, humor, laughter, Michael Aronin, Mike Murray, No ... So, the comedians set out on a mission to bridge the gap with laughter. Wicked wit forged from a lifetime of dealing with ... The comedians have long understood that laughter is the best medicine. Michael Aronin, who nearly died at birth and now has ...
This week, we talk with neuroscientist Sophie Scott about the many shades of laughter, from cackles of delight among close ... LAUGHTER). SCOTT: (Laughter) I cant lie to you. I dont think Ive ever heard that before. (Laughter) Im assuming that is ... We think of one kind of laughter as real and one kind of laughter as fake. So the social greeting laughter we think of as fake ... and we think about the rolling on the floor, helpless with laughter as real. Is social laughter fake and spontaneous laughter ...
Its been said laughter is the best medicine, but no one has so far proved it. Now a Japanese scientist is unlocking the ... Laughter has been taught by yoga masters in India, home to a growing number of laughing clubs whose members get together just ... If we prove people can switch genes on and off by an emotion like laughter, it may be the finding of the century which should ... The ministry of economy, trade and industry believes that laughter therapy could be put to good use in a project as demand ...
... laughter." Laughter yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises to provide one-hour workout sessions that include 30 ... Laughter yoga, the therapy which promises every health benefit from a strong heart to a slim waistline, is not necessarily ... Now, Mr Robertson leads a weekly laughter session in Ponsonby, Auckland, which he says has grown from a few friends and family ... There is a vast body of scientific evidence to show regular laughter has health benefits - it relaxes the muscles, eases stress ...
The laughter of relatives. Laughter is a trait we share with our nearest cousins, the great apes. This means that it was, more ... The neuroscience of laughter. It will come as no surprise that an action as complex, varied, and meaningful as laughter is not ... Laughter as medicine. As the philosopher Bertrand Russell once said: "Laughter is the most inexpensive and most effective ... Laughter yoga and depression. Laughter yoga has risen in popularity over recent years. In brief, it involves breathing ...
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Since then, Wararuk, one of the few laughter yoga leaders in Thailand, started spreading the joys of laughter to overstressed ... "Laughter is the best medicine, and an incredible anti-stress cure. Just let it out from deep in your stomach - thats where ... Laughter is the best medicine. Cancer survivor Wararuk Sunonethong is proof that yoga combined with guffaws can be a real tonic ... Laughter yoga, essentially, is all about releasing pent up stress in the stomach by laughing out loud continuously. Laughing, ...
Studies show that laughter boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and even burns calories. So laugh, and live longer. ... Gail Harris: Laughter Rx. Cheer up! Studies show that laughter boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and even burns ...
The laughter sessions included listening to humorous Japanese storytelling somewhat akin to stand-up comedy and laughter yoga, ... He adds, though, that music and laughter alone arent sufficient to treat high blood pressure. This is a great natural tool to ... After three months, the average systolic blood pressure in the music and laughter groups had dropped by 6 mmHg and 5 mmHg, ... Even though the effects of music or laughter did not differ significantly in size, the mechanisms are probably only partly the ...
Youre yelling. Gasping for breath. Rolling on the floor. Laughing may be a way your body releases tension when someone wont stop tickling you. But scientists arent sure why tickling makes people
  • With Andrea Grayson, EdD, MA, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (and UVM staff person in Continuing Education). (uvm.edu)
  • Laughter Yoga is a simple approach to gaining health and happiness through laughter and breathing exercises. (uvm.edu)
  • For more information about Laughter Yoga, visit www.LaughterYoga.org or thelaughterproject.com . (uvm.edu)
  • One study of 70 depressed elderly women found that laughter yoga was just as effective as exercise therapy in improving mood, as measured by self-satisfaction reports by subjects. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Feasibility of a group-based laughter yoga intervention as an adjunctive treatment for residual symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in people with depression. (nih.gov)
  • Psychological and physiological effects of laughter yoga sessions in Japan: A pilot study. (nih.gov)
  • Effect of laughter yoga on salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone among healthy university students: A randomized controlled trial. (nih.gov)
  • Laughter Yoga is a series of guided techniques involving eye contact and spontaneous playfulness between groups of participants that quickly evolves into contagious laughter. (naturaltherapypages.com.au)
  • The practice of Laughter Yoga was established by Indian physician, Dr. Madan Kataria and has its foundations in scientific findings showing that the body is unable to differentiate between fake and authentic laughter - the same health benefits are derived from both. (naturaltherapypages.com.au)
  • Laughter Yoga combines Yoga breath work with laughter exercises, oxygenating the entire body and brain, enhancing energy levels and promoting good health. (naturaltherapypages.com.au)
  • The positive benefits of Laughter Yoga are able to be experienced following the first session. (naturaltherapypages.com.au)
  • Laughter has been taught by yoga masters in India, home to a growing number of 'laughing clubs' whose members get together just to enjoy a chuckle. (theage.com.au)
  • Laughter yoga, the therapy which promises every health benefit from a strong heart to a slim waistline, is not necessarily something to tickle everyone's funny bone. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Laughter yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises to provide one-hour workout sessions that include 30 minutes of laughter. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • The laughter yoga session at the Women Cancer 2014 event. (bangkokpost.com)
  • What makes her stand out from thousands of yoga instructors in Thailand is that she is a certified laughter yoga leader. (bangkokpost.com)
  • Just let it out from deep in your stomach - that's where your stress is accumulated," she said at her recent laughter yoga session, part of the recent Women Cancer 2014 event at National Cancer Institute, organised by Central Group. (bangkokpost.com)
  • As she became more fascinated with yoga, she learned that there's another type of the discipline that would be very useful for her - laughter yoga. (bangkokpost.com)
  • Without hesitation, she signed up for a class and trained to be a certified laughter yoga leader. (bangkokpost.com)
  • Since then, Wararuk, one of the few laughter yoga leaders in Thailand, started spreading the joys of laughter to overstressed people, from office workers to cancer patients. (bangkokpost.com)
  • Laughter yoga, essentially, is all about releasing pent up stress in the stomach by laughing out loud continuously. (bangkokpost.com)
  • Laughter really has medicinal properties, and it is good exercise, especially when coupled with yoga poses," said Wararuk. (bangkokpost.com)
  • For very ill patients, they cannot move much, so laughter yoga is a good option. (bangkokpost.com)
  • The laughter sessions included listening to humorous Japanese storytelling somewhat akin to stand-up comedy and laughter yoga, a practice of faking laughter until it feels natural. (cnn.com)
  • Laughter Yoga is a worldwide phenomena spreading to the U.S., which is touted as a complete well-being workout combining unconditional laughter with Yogic breathing. (care2.com)
  • Laughter Yoga is based on the scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between real and fake laughter. (care2.com)
  • It's called laughter yoga, and its popularity is growing. (nytimes.com)
  • I was in a vile, despicable mood when I arrived at laughter yoga. (nytimes.com)
  • It was only a matter of time, then, before the practice spawned an assortment of spinoffs: yogalates, yogaerobics, acroyoga, AntiGravity Yoga, yoga spinning and laughter yoga, to name a few. (nytimes.com)
  • The answer is not much, at least in the three hybrids that I explored recently: acroyoga (an acrobatic type of partner yoga), antigravity yoga and laughter yoga. (nytimes.com)
  • Of the three, laughter yoga was my favorite, despite the fact there were no spinal twists or warrior poses or chaturangas. (nytimes.com)
  • Laughter yoga groups around the world are coming together to participate in exercises which combine yoga techniques with forced laughter. (healthcentral.com)
  • Doctor Kataria's philosophy and yoga laughter techniques have caught on around the world. (healthcentral.com)
  • There are yoga laughter groups in India , London , and South Korea . (healthcentral.com)
  • article, "Giggle Your Way to Health with Laughter Yoga," by Jill Johnson, in the June 2011 issue . (massagemag.com)
  • Because Laughter Yoga is a unique concept, a person needs to be trained as a laughter leader in order to lead a group of people through Laughter Yoga session and meditation. (massagemag.com)
  • Whether it is a social laughter club, corporate session, Laughter Yoga for schools, seniors or people with special needs, Laughter Yoga exercises remain the same-with slight variations according to the need of a group. (massagemag.com)
  • You will also learn the history, concept, philosophy and different steps of Laughter Yoga and meditation. (massagemag.com)
  • With more than 400 laughter clubs across the United States alone, [1] X Research source and 6000 groups worldwide, laughter yoga is growing in popularity. (wikihow.com)
  • Besides being easy to do, laughter yoga can help to reduce stress, encourage a more positive outlook, and help you feel more refreshed and energetic. (wikihow.com)
  • Laughter yoga can be practiced alone or with a partner. (wikihow.com)
  • You can also join a laughter yoga club or class in your area to practice it with a large group of people. (wikihow.com)
  • Most laughter yoga sessions begin with warm-up exercises that involve clapping and synchronizing your movements. (wikihow.com)
  • There's even laughter yoga , which combines self-induced laughter with yogic breathing and stretches for added relaxation. (mnn.com)
  • Laughter Yoga Good For Eyes! (laughteryoga.org)
  • Laughter Yoga is an excellent exercise for maintaining good eyesight and relaxing the eye muscles. (laughteryoga.org)
  • What a fantastic 1st New Zealand Laughter Yoga Conference! (laughteryoga.org)
  • Laughter Yoga in the Summer Solstice Celebration held by the Hellenic Reiki Association. (laughteryoga.org)
  • Laughter Yoga in Enallaxi Festival, June 2013, Athens Hellas. (laughteryoga.org)
  • Laughter Yoga is a class that enables you to practice laughing so that when life happens and it gets difficult, you can laugh and change your perspective and state of mind. (buttonwood.org)
  • Some benefits of laughter yoga include: Easy and fun exercise for health and happiness, reduces stress instantly, strengthens immune system, keeps you in a good mood and cheerful throughout the day, oxygenates your brain and makes you feel more energetic, keeps positive mental attitude in difficult times, burns calories and even increases memory. (buttonwood.org)
  • As you know, we have already launched a new section of Laughter Yoga blogs which will give you a platform to write about yourself and your work with Laughter Yoga. (laughteryoga.org)
  • You can also submit articles about Laughter Yoga clubs, events, media coverage, scientific research, inspiring testimonials and photos and videos. (laughteryoga.org)
  • You can write about your experiences with Laughter Yoga in your personal life, family life, social life and business life and how Laughter Yoga has changed your life. (laughteryoga.org)
  • Write about how Laughter Yoga has helped you not only during laughter sessions. (laughteryoga.org)
  • Send in write-ups of media coverage for your Laughter Yoga clubs or seminars and workshops. (laughteryoga.org)
  • You can report about any scientific research anywhere about laughter and Laughter Yoga. (laughteryoga.org)
  • If you find any exciting news about Laughter Yoga on the Internet or anywhere you can post it in your blog. (laughteryoga.org)
  • You can post any interesting article, not only about Laughter Yoga, but on anything to do with personal development, spirituality, behavior science and neurolinguistic programming. (laughteryoga.org)
  • Laughter was a serious matter at a clown convention in the Mexican capital, where hundreds of the performers gathered this week to discover some of the secrets of making people laugh. (yahoo.com)
  • On some occasions, however, it may be caused by contrary emotional states such as embarrassment, surprise, or confusion such as nervous laughter or courtesy laugh. (wikipedia.org)
  • The December 7, 1984, Journal of the American Medical Association describes the neurological causes of laughter as follows: "Although there is no known 'laugh center' in the brain, its neural mechanism has been the subject of much, albeit inconclusive, speculation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Canned Laughter may refer to: Canned laughter, or laugh track, a separate soundtrack for a recorded comedy show containing the sound of audience laughter Canned Laughter (album), a comedy album by The Bob & Tom Show Canned Laughter (TV programme), a 1979 British one-off comedy television programme featuring Rowan Atkinson that aired on ITV This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Canned Laughter. (wikipedia.org)
  • Humor and laughter may improve muscle tone, though only when someone is laughing, and some studies do show that a good laugh can help reduce stress hormones. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Whether it's a belly laugh or a chuckle, laughter can be a prescription for healing. (bhg.com)
  • Increasingly, mental health professionals are suggesting 'laughter therapy,' which teaches people how to laugh -- openly -- at things that aren't usually funny and to cope in difficult situations by using humor. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Laughter lines, or "laugh lines", typically refer to the lines formed around the mouth as a result of aging . (everything2.com)
  • This week, we talk with neuroscientist Sophie Scott about the many shades of laughter, from cackles of delight among close friends to the "canned" mirth of TV laugh tracks. (npr.org)
  • However, a growing number of people are signing up to laugh en masse - at nothing - in the hope of a health boost delivered with a smile. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Babies who are blind and deaf, having neither seen someone laugh nor heard the sound of laughter, still laugh. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • This ability of laughter to act as social glue also helps explain why humans find it so very easy to identify a faked, forced, or overly prolonged laugh. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • They split participants into three groups: the first group was tickled on the sole of the foot and given permission to laugh, the second group was tickled but told to suppress their laughter, and the final group was asked to laugh voluntarily without being tickled. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Laughter is a necessity in life that does not cost much, and the Old Ones say that one of the greatest healing powers in our life is the ability to laugh. (dailystrength.org)
  • When people laugh among friends, their guffaws tend to sound more excited than when that laughter occurs between strangers, said study lead researcher Greg Bryant, an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). (livescience.com)
  • Being a results-oriented kind of guy, Bregman suggests treating laughter as a metric, setting a number of times a day to laugh and trying to meet it. (adobe.com)
  • The people who run such groups believe that you don't need to laugh at a joke to reap the benefits of laughter. (healthcentral.com)
  • He said: "Do not laugh too much, for excessive laughter kills the heart [spiritually]. (arabnews.com)
  • I concede that LDSs have an embodied knowledge of when it is inappropriate to laugh in worship settings, but I don't think I have ever heard a sermon on controlling laughter. (patheos.com)
  • He fed on our laughter, and responded by giving us more and more to laugh at. (nbcsandiego.com)
  • Laughter is sometimes seen as contagious, and the laughter of one person can itself provoke laughter from others as a positive feedback. (wikipedia.org)
  • Is Laughter Contagious? (psychcentral.com)
  • A corollary investigation of the new attention to laughter as a therapeutic medium is the question, "Is laughter contagious? (psychcentral.com)
  • Humor is contagious, laughter is infectious, and both are good for your health," he says. (bhg.com)
  • This explains why laughter is contagious. (howstuffworks.com)
  • For many of us, laughter is contagious. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Studies show that laughter boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and even burns calories. (beliefnet.com)
  • It's also possible that laughter boosts levels of nitric oxide in artery walls. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Laughter boosts up your immune system, laughter heals your internal organs, helps to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and diabetes. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Lee Berk, a preventive care specialist who headed the research team, pointed out that while their results do not prove that laughter boosts appetite or fitness, they may indicate "further potential options for patients who cannot use physical activity to normalize or enhance their appetite. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Science tells us that the body cannot tell the difference between "real" laughter and "fake" laughter, so we do exercises that simulate laughter until the free-flowing laughter kicks-in. (uvm.edu)
  • Just simple improvlike exercises meant to get the laughter rolling. (nytimes.com)
  • Laughter is one of the best aerobic exercises. (beliefnet.com)
  • Laughter clubs not only teach "different kinds of laughter" but also physical exercises and deep breathing,says L.B.Neelakantaiah, founder and chief anchor of six laughter clubs in Chitradurga. (medindia.net)
  • Laughter is a tremendously efficient way to release tension, express joy, and is proven to relieve stress, improve blood flow and digestion, and strengthen the immune system, and get a great abdominal work out! (uvm.edu)
  • Funding for laughter and humor research is low-so low that when Mary Bennett , director of the Western Kentucky University School of Nursing, wanted to look into the effect of laughter on the immune system, she found herself scrounging, asking other researchers for vials and other equipment from their labs. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • But researchers are now saying laughter can do a lot more -- it can basically bring balance to all the components of the immune system, which helps us fight off diseases. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Research has shown that Laughter releases endorphins lowering the level of stress hormones in the blood, resulting in a stronger immune system and improved healing and recovery from illness. (naturaltherapypages.com.au)
  • There is a vast body of scientific evidence to show regular laughter has health benefits - it relaxes the muscles, eases stress, invigorates the heart rate and improves the immune system. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • According to research laughter has been proven to contribute substantially to boosting the immune system, reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and among many other things inspires us to see things in a fresh new way. (care2.com)
  • In the new study, the researchers screened for these traits and hypothesized that the children displaying them would also be somewhat "immune" to the social contagion that accompanies laughter. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Laughter may strengthen the immune system by activating cells that attack viruses. (healthcentral.com)
  • The Humour Foundation notes that research supports the use of laughter as good medicine, as it can boost the immune system, slow heart rate, help people cope with chronic pain and cancer , and reduce stress, among other benefits . (emaxhealth.com)
  • There is even some evidence that improved immune responses are associated with humor and laughter. (theunion.com)
  • Neurophysiology indicates that laughter is linked with the activation of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, that produces endorphins. (wikipedia.org)
  • During laughter, regions of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex are activated, releasing endorphins - which are famed for decreasing pain and increasing euphoria. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Alternatively, or additionally, laughter might trigger the release in the brain of such hormones as endorphins that have an effect on arteries. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Laughter can trigger the release of endorphins which give you a sense of well being. (healthcentral.com)
  • But other studies show that laughter doesn't affect those hormones, according to a review of the literature published by Bennett. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • The findings show that laughter can communicate social information beyond the limits of language and culture, he said. (livescience.com)
  • There is much research to show that laughter really is the best medicine for a lot of different types of maladies including depression. (healthcentral.com)
  • If you look in the literature there are a multitude of research studies to show that laughter can help with everything from our cardiovascular health to reducing anxiety and feelings of depression. (healthcentral.com)
  • Everyone knows the phrase "laughter is the best medicine. (psychcentral.com)
  • The comedians have long understood that laughter is the best medicine. (ucp.org)
  • It's been said laughter is the best medicine, but no one has so far proved it. (theage.com.au)
  • Laughter is the best medicine, and an incredible anti-stress cure. (bangkokpost.com)
  • Researchers at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine randomly assigned 90 men and women between the ages of 40 and 74 to receive hourlong music or laughter sessions every other week, or no therapy at all. (cnn.com)
  • Vera Brandes, director of the research program in music and medicine at Paracelsus Medical University, in Salzburg, Austria, says that music and laughter may affect blood pressure through different pathways. (cnn.com)
  • A new study shows that laughter actually increases blood flow in the body, proving right the old adage that laughter is the best medicine, at least when it comes to the heart. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The fact is that laughter is powerful medicine. (care2.com)
  • Cousins took great interest in natural cures and laughter as medicine. (hubpages.com)
  • He lived to age 75 in 1990 and was on the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, where he taught holistic healing methods and philosophies, including laughter. (hubpages.com)
  • Here's a look at some Laughter is the Best Medicine groups near Fairfax. (meetup.com)
  • I'm filing it under Laughter Is the Best Medicine. (powerlineblog.com)
  • I am a strong believer that laughter is indeed the breast medicine, sorry… best medicine. (scoop.co.nz)
  • While no doctor would recommend laughter as an alternative to medicine my GP reckons that laughter has proven health benefits that would compliment my prescription meds quite well. (scoop.co.nz)
  • We look to each other for support through love and laughter which has been said to be the best medicine. (dailystrength.org)
  • I know that since I do not yet have any meds, and I really don't want to go drink, I hope that others will join to share the medicine of laughter and love. (dailystrength.org)
  • Researchers according to their new study,observed that laughter is best medicine to good health. (medindia.net)
  • Laughter is believed to be the best medicine for many tension-related ailments besides helping man keep his body and mind active. (medindia.net)
  • It is true laughter is a strong medicine. (sooperarticles.com)
  • The old adage about laughter being good medicine could be true for patients who have physical or mental conditions that have affected their appetite. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Use of humor and laughter is not new to medicine. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Working with The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, the hospital is sponsoring the "Laughter is the Best Medicine" comedy series that kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday, featuring the comedic star of television and stage Paul Reiser. (theunion.com)
  • One group of researchers speculated that noises from infants as early as 16 days old may be vocal laughing sounds or laughter, however the weight of the evidence supports its appearance at 15 weeks to four months of age. (wikipedia.org)
  • And you start off simulating it, but it becomes real because where are other people around also laughing - it's infectious and always turns into real laughter. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • This likely happened because the laughing women tended to show the most detectable signals that they were friends - that is, their laughter was more positive overall, Bryant said. (livescience.com)
  • Laughing with others may be the best way to reap the benefits of laughter as it improves our mood through social connection and an increased feeling of belonging. (healthcentral.com)
  • Laughing appears to bring health benefits, but not always - for some, a fit of giggles can have serious consequences, according to a new study that reviewed the effects of laughter. (livescience.com)
  • Laughter helps to lower blood pressure-Laughing causes dilation of blood vessels, reduces tension in vessels & reduces blood pressure. (sooperarticles.com)
  • Laughter unites people, laughing & fun chatting strengthens relationship by triggering positive feelings & emotional connection. (sooperarticles.com)
  • http://www.laughteryoga.org Report on Dr Michael Miller's research on the benefits of laughter on the cardiovascular system. (youtube.com)
  • Dr. Kataria has been quoted as saying, 'Laughter cannot solve your problems but it can give you the energy to face your problems, to look at life in a different light, a positive light. (healthcentral.com)
  • Dr. Kataria explains that laughter has 'no barriers, no language, and no religion. (healthcentral.com)
  • Laughter clubs first started in the country in Mumbai in 1995 by Madan Kataria, a doctor, has made inroads into cities and towns in the State. (medindia.net)
  • Some drugs are well known for their laughter-facilitating properties (e. g. ethanol and cannabis), while the others, like salvinorin A (the active ingredient of Salvia divinorum), can even induce bursts of uncontrollable laughter. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rather, it is the projection of the sound of laughter. (bangkokpost.com)
  • The Sound of Laughter: Recent Concepts and Findings in Research into Laughter Vocalizations 3. (routledge.com)
  • She's a neuroscientist who studies the science of laughter, so she often thinks back to that moment with her parents back when she was 6. (npr.org)
  • Behavioral neurobiologist and pioneering laughter researcher Robert Provine jokes that he has encountered one major problem in his study -of laughter. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The Effect of Mirthful Laughter on Stress and Natural Killer Cell Activity. (psychcentral.com)
  • One minute of mirthful laughter is equal to 6 minutes on the rowing machine. (beliefnet.com)
  • Within this categorization, there are different types of laughter: mirthful laughter, pathological laughter, etc. (bartleby.com)
  • Mirthful laughter, a lesser studied, but highly interesting type will be the focus of this discussion. (bartleby.com)
  • A commonly held belief is that mirthful laughter and humor result in positive physical, psychological, and social fitness. (bartleby.com)
  • Studies of the physiology of mirthful laughter, scientifically known as gelotology, are a fairly recent phenomenon. (bartleby.com)
  • Descriptions of convalescence through positive emotional states have renewed interest in the healing potential of mirthful laughter. (bartleby.com)
  • The study of humor and laughter, and its psychological and physiological effects on the human body, is called gelotology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Laughter therapy as an intervention to promote psychological well-being of volunteer community care workers working with HIV-affected families. (nih.gov)
  • Beneficial effect of laughter therapy on physiological and psychological function in elders. (nih.gov)
  • The process of database collection will be grounded in psychological foundations and the data will be used to validate computational and theoretical models of analysis and synthesis of audio-visual laughter. (uni-augsburg.de)
  • will lay the psychological foundations of laughter. (uni-augsburg.de)
  • The effect of laughter therapy on the quality of life of nursing home residents. (nih.gov)
  • In "The Healing Power Of Laughter," by the HeartMD Institute, Alexander Lowen, the father of bioenergetic therapy , suggests "[laughter is] a way of healing the body through the spontaneous release of energy. (psychcentral.com)
  • The ministry of economy, trade and industry believes that laughter therapy could be put to good use in a project as demand grows for preventive medical care. (theage.com.au)
  • With the ministry's financial support, Osaka Sangyo University in western Japan formed a joint venture with researchers, firms and doctors in 2004 to provide elderly people with a complete medical care program combining physical training and laughter therapy. (theage.com.au)
  • Just witnessing laughter therapy in action can cause you to burst out in giggles yourself. (healthcentral.com)
  • What is laughter therapy? (mnn.com)
  • Now laughter therapy is touted as a beneficial way to recover from certain mental and physical health problems. (mnn.com)
  • Laughter therapy is the simple act of incorporating humor into your daily routine. (mnn.com)
  • Tabori says laughter therapy can decrease stress and anxiety and improve mood. (mnn.com)
  • Tabori says laughter therapy is a great antidote to work stress, situational or mild depression and possibly other health issues. (mnn.com)
  • Dr. Kataria's book on ``Laughter therapy and clubs'' says that research has revealed that laughter increases resistance power by increasing ``Lymphocytes'' in the body. (medindia.net)
  • Persons suffering from hernia, piles, flu and severe cold should not practise ``laughter therapy'' till they are cured of the disease. (medindia.net)
  • Nitric oxide released in response to laughter or music might be the 'magic compound' that dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure, Miller suggests. (cnn.com)
  • Now comes hard new evidence that laughter helps your blood vessels function better. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Laughter improves the function of blood vessels & increases blood flow, it reduces blood cholesterol. (sooperarticles.com)
  • And all the health benefits of laughter may simply result from the social support that laughter stimulates. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Some describe laughter as 'internal jogging' as you inhale oxygen which stimulates heart and blood circulation. (healthcentral.com)
  • As we mentioned earlier, laughter reduces levels of certain stress hormones. (howstuffworks.com)
  • In doing this, laughter provides a safety valve that shuts off the flow of stress hormones and the fight-or-flight compounds that swing into action in our bodies when we experience stress, anger or hostility. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Laughter is a good stress eliminator. (dailystrength.org)
  • At the very least, he adds, "laughter offsets the impact of mental stress , which is harmful to the endothelium. (psychologytoday.com)
  • What that suggests, at the very least, is that laughter on a regular basis will undo some of the excess stress we face in our everyday lives," Miller notes. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Article summary: We know mindful breathing can make a difference in how we feel and react to everyday stress-but did you know laughter can have the same effect on health? (massagemag.com)
  • Laughter will lower your blood pressure, calm your pulse and generally help you and your partner to release a lot of stress. (mnn.com)
  • Laughter is a positive sensation & easy remedy to overcome stress. (sooperarticles.com)
  • Laughter Clubs are free social events where people get together regularly to practice laughter for health…and have fun doing it! (uvm.edu)
  • A study in Japan that also used laboratory findings found that laughter could improve anti-inflammatory factors in the blood of people who have rheumatoid arthritis. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • If you can look back on a life where you've shared a lot of laughter with the people around you, with the people that you care about, those are not times wasted. (npr.org)
  • If we prove people can switch genes on and off by an emotion like laughter, it may be the finding of the century which should be worth the Nobel Prize or even go beyond that,' said Murakami, 70, director of Japan's Foundation for Advancement of International Science. (theage.com.au)
  • Laughter can change other people. (dailystrength.org)
  • Laughter has helped me feel alot better and all the people here. (dailystrength.org)
  • Researchers found that people who took part in sessions built around music or laughter lowered their blood pressure. (cnn.com)
  • In the study, Japanese researchers found that people who took part in bimonthly group sessions built around music or laughter lowered their systolic blood pressure (the top number in the reading) by an average of five to six points after three months. (cnn.com)
  • Laughter reduces pain, increases job performance, connects people emotionally, and improves the flow of oxygen to the heart and brain. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Laughter establishes -- or restores -- a positive emotional climate and a sense of connection between two people, In fact, some researchers believe that the major function of laughter is to bring people together. (psychologytoday.com)
  • At this year's meeting of the American College of Cardiology, Michael Miller, M.D., of the University of Maryland reported that in a study of 20 healthy people, provoking laughter did as much good for their arteries as aerobic activity. (psychologytoday.com)
  • They decided to investigate the possible healthy effects of laughter by measuring vascular dilation after people chuckled at funny bits or reacted to intense images. (scientificamerican.com)
  • For instance, laughter induces positive affect in people which will facilitate their capacity to learn new things. (psychologytoday.com)
  • He has often stated that he looks for ways of making people happy and that laughter, joy and creativity are vital to healing. (hubpages.com)
  • Every week, a group of people gather in a Manhattan textile office to exercise their laughter. (nytimes.com)
  • It's no joke - laughter can actually provide clues about whether people are among friends or strangers, a new study finds. (livescience.com)
  • Usually, people think of laughter as a way to express positive emotions and a team mentality, Bryant and his colleagues wrote in the study. (livescience.com)
  • So Bryant and study co-researcher Daniel Fessler, a biological anthropologist at UCLA, played 1-second audio clips of laughter, and asked people from 24 different cultures, including those in Austria and Slovakia to rural Peru and Namibia, to listen and assess the recordings. (livescience.com)
  • A good deal of how people hear laughter is the same anywhere you go,' Bryant said. (livescience.com)
  • A certified leader training is a two-day basic training on how to lead a laughter session for social clubs, corporate organizations, seniors, school children and people with special needs. (massagemag.com)
  • You will acquire the basic facilitation skills of how to lead a group of people through laughter session and meditation. (massagemag.com)
  • And some people have accidentally breathed in foreign objects while trying to catch their breath during laughter. (livescience.com)
  • No matter what people are going through, laughter can't hurt, and it just might cure what ails you. (mnn.com)
  • The reason for this prohibition is that excessive laughter makes people take life less seriously, and they begin to see humor in everything. (arabnews.com)
  • The authors of this latest study from Loma Linda note that their work with laughter could improve treatments for individuals who suffer with chronic pain and elderly people who have lost their appetite and who are at increased risk of wasting diseases and other complications. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Laughter produces positive emotions and brings people together," explained Debbie Plass, RN, vice president for business development and marketing. (theunion.com)
  • We usually encounter positive emotions, such as laughter or cheering, in group situations, whether watching a comedy programme with family or a football game with friends," says Dr Scott. (psychcentral.com)
  • So it's no wonder that the Lord tells us to temper our laughter (just as we're to temper all our emotions, and it's just as difficult), especially in solemn settings. (mail-archive.com)
  • Laughter provides a way for these emotions to be harmlessly released. (howstuffworks.com)
  • We wanted to investigate how boys at risk of developing psychopathy process emotions that promote social affiliation, such as laughter. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • You can report your feelings, positive or negative emotions and ask for any help or comment from the laughter community. (laughteryoga.org)
  • This unique boutique sells a host of comedy-related items like stand-up comedy DVDs and CDs, t-shirts, Laughter Baskets™, gag gifts, toys and novelties as well as an extensive selection of joke books. (moviefone.com)
  • Comedy fans in the L.A. area can visit The Laughter Store at 15140 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. (moviefone.com)
  • A cartoonist who draws on real-life incidents, a Presbyterian pastor who sometimes clowns his way through rituals, a 27-year veteran of stand-up comedy, a writer helping hospitalized teen-agers remember their funny bones, and Mindess, who teaches humor at Antioch University in Los Angeles: all have integrated laughter directly into their work. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Comedy duo Tripp and Tyler demonstrate the different types of laughter, from the dignified to the digital. (theawesomer.com)
  • Scientists have noted the similarity in forms of laughter induced by tickling among various primates, which suggests that laughter derives from a common origin among primate species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Provine also suggests that humans have a 'detector' that responds to laughter by triggering other neural circuits in the brain, which, in turn, generates more laughter. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Experts say this suggests that an orderly process (probably neurologically based) governs the placement of laughter in speech and gives speech priority access to the single vocalization channel. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Laughter is a feature that we share with other great apes such as the chimpanzee and gorilla, which suggests that it is an ancient behavior. (psychologytoday.com)
  • We all want to believe that laughter is good for what ails us, but the science backing that up is thin. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • And there's lots of evidence that laughter does lots of good things for us. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Thirty minutes of exercise three times a week, and 15 minutes of laughter on a daily basis is probably good for the vascular system," he says. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Positive, healthy laughter is good for us. (adobe.com)
  • Despite that good news, there are those calling out laughter as harmful. (adobe.com)
  • So this Labour weekend treat yourself to a jolt of laughter for a good cause. (scoop.co.nz)
  • Laughter can only provide good exercise to facial muscles. (medindia.net)
  • Laughter provides good exercise to the viscera and increases the food absorption capacity of the body. (medindia.net)
  • Like all good pleasures, laughter has to be experienced in moderation. (patheos.com)
  • Laugher helps with PMS and menopause, laughter helps you to recover faster from surgery, laughter helps you get through the hard times in life, laughter is relaxing, helps with anxiety , laughter helps with healing cancer, laughter is a powerful antidepressant, laughter is a good workout, and laughter increases blood flow all over the body. (selfgrowth.com)
  • The researchers believe this explains why we respond to laughter or cheering with an involuntary smile. (psychcentral.com)
  • Under certain conditions, our bodies perform what the Encyclopedia Britannica describes as 'rhythmic, vocalized, expiratory and involuntary actions' -- better known as laughter. (howstuffworks.com)
  • In this study, they also measured activation of the periaqueductal gray matter during voluntary and involuntary laughter, but not when laughter was prevented. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Laughter pumps up the muscles of the abdomen, chest, shoulders, and neck, says William F. Fry, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School. (bhg.com)
  • Laughter also gives your diaphragm and abdominal , respiratory , facial , leg and back muscles a workout. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Laughter creates immediate relaxation, because much like a sneeze, it causes all the muscles of the body to release their energy. (hubpages.com)
  • Researchers at UCL (University College London) and Imperial College London found positive sounds such as laughter or a triumphant "woo hoo! (psychcentral.com)
  • The researchers then compared the sounds of laughter that were generated. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Using functional MRI , the researchers examined the brain activity of these children while they listened to genuine laughter, "fake" laughter, and crying sounds as distractors. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The researchers reviewed studies on laughter published between 1946 and 2013. (livescience.com)
  • And just like a cough or a sneeze, laughter has the potential to spread infectious diseases, the researchers said. (livescience.com)
  • Laughter is no joke," the researchers wrote today (Dec. 12) in a special Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) - a lighthearted edition of the journal that includes real research. (livescience.com)
  • While laughter carries a low risk of harm, "our review refutes the proposition that laughter can only be beneficial," said the researchers, from City Hospital Birmingham in the United Kingdom. (livescience.com)
  • A possible way to help encourage healthy eating could be laughter, according to researchers at Loma Linda University in California. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Laughter might be thought of as an audible expression or appearance of excitement, an inward feeling of joy and happiness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Laughter induces your heart rate to slow down and your blood pressure to decrease. (healthcentral.com)
  • in Present Laughter , we wonder whether Noel Coward's alter ego Garry Essendine is acting. (ft.com)
  • Laughter can be an audible expression of merriment and amusement or an inward feeling of joy or pleasure , in a reaction to certain stimuli, including fundamental stresses, which serves as an emotional balancing mechanism. (wikiquote.org)
  • So far, however, scientists could not come up with a plausible biological mechanism how laughter could produce these positive social effects. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Humor researcher Peter Derks describes laughter response as 'a really quick, automatic type of behavior. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The researcher can't say for sure exactly how laughter delivers its heart benefit. (psychologytoday.com)
  • First of all, laughter is not the same as humor. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Laughter is the physiological respo-nse to humor. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Following the lead of real-life funny-doc Patch Adams (portrayed by Robin Williams in a movie by the same name), doctors and psychiatrists are becoming more aware of the therapeutic benefits of laughter and humor. (howstuffworks.com)
  • This is due, in part, to the growing body of humor and laughter scholarship (500 academicians from different disciplines belong to the International Society for Humor Studies ). (howstuffworks.com)
  • Appropriate humor and the resulting laughter are the most effective and least costly tools in the box to diffuse tension in a contentious meeting. (adobe.com)
  • It also prohibits excessive laughter or extreme humor. (arabnews.com)
  • It allows laughter and humor. (arabnews.com)
  • It is also vital to understand that there is a time for laughter and humor, and a time for seriousness and sobriety. (arabnews.com)
  • A great starting point for explaining the difference between thoughtful laughter and bathroom humor can be found in Patrick House's article in Slate , an online magazine that combines humor and insight in analyses of current events and political news. (scholastic.com)
  • Theory of mind captions make for better higher-order jokes (thoughtful laughter) easily distinguished from the simian puns and visual gags (frequently bathroom humor) that litter the likes of Mad Magazine . (scholastic.com)
  • Steven Wright is a comedian who has made a living out of his intellectual brand of humor, which awakens thoughtful laughter. (scholastic.com)
  • J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye also provides a great source for identifying and analyzing thoughtful laughter and contrasting it with bathroom humor. (scholastic.com)
  • Many positive health effects have been associated with laughter and humor," he said. (theunion.com)
  • You may find it easier to chuckle if you set aside a night or two for laughter, beginning with a joke-around at the dinner table. (bhg.com)
  • This is officially selected as the funniest joke in the United Kingdom and it will stimulate much spontaneous laughter . (psychologytoday.com)
  • Of course, this would mean more relief for Shoemaker's noble, non-profit Laughter Heals Foundation (which receives a portion of every purchase) if the once-iconic National Lampoon name had not been so inbred over the last two decades by increasingly stupid Vacation sequels, one-joke movies like Van Wilder and no-joke movies like the groin-pull, Gold Diggers . (moviefone.com)
  • The LDS practice of "reverence" as a means of producing the conditions for spiritual experience sets boundaries around certain kinds of laughter. (patheos.com)
  • A dose of laughter before eating may boost the appetite and provide a healing touch. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Laughter brightens your mood and helps with creating more serotonin and dopamine so you feel great. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, supranuclear pathways, including those from the limbic system that Papez hypothesised to mediate emotional expressions such as laughter, probably come into synaptic relation in the reticular core of the brain stem. (wikipedia.org)
  • So while purely emotional responses such as laughter are mediated by subcortical structures, especially the hypothalamus, and are stereotyped, the cerebral cortex can modulate or suppress them. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pathological Laughter as a Symptom of Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke. (nih.gov)
  • Laughter also increases the concentration of salivary immunoglobulin A , which defends against infectious organisms entering through the respiratory tract. (howstuffworks.com)
  • That's why you often feel exhausted after a long bout of laughter -- you've just had an aerobic workout! (howstuffworks.com)
  • Laughter helps with pain, lowers blood pressure, helps with anxiety and depression. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Therapeutic Benefits of Laughter in Mental Health: A Theoretical Review. (nih.gov)
  • But the bulk of the research on laughter and health depends on subjective studies and not on evidence-based science. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Research shows that laughter and a positive attitude can be healing. (bhg.com)
  • Research has shown that laughter can actually alter our perception. (care2.com)
  • However, it wasn't clear from previous research whether this laughter quirk was universal across cultures. (livescience.com)
  • What does the research show about the benefits of laughter? (healthcentral.com)
  • ILHAIRE (Incorporating Laughter into Human Avatar Interactions: Research and Experiments) is a European project (FP7) that started in 2011. (uni-augsburg.de)
  • As Mark Twain once put it, "against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. (psychcentral.com)
  • I made the joyous discovery that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep," he reported. (care2.com)
  • Growing scientific evidence expands on the benefits of laughter with one study reporting the activity may prevent future heart attacks. (psychcentral.com)
  • Laughter has been shown to have a variety of health benefits. (mnn.com)
  • The former question was designed to measure subjective laughter contagion, and the latter measured the ability to emotionally discern authentic laughter from fake laughter. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In this post we are going to explore how laughter can make us feel better physically and emotionally. (healthcentral.com)
  • Some other species of primate (chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans) show laughter-like vocalizations in response to physical contact such as wrestling, play chasing or tickling. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the authors explain, previous neuroimaging studies have shown that hearing laughter tends to activate "motor and premotor areas," as the brain prepares for vocalizations of laughter - namely, joining in. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • A 2006 study suggested that 10 to 15 minutes of genuine laughter a day may burn up to 40 calories. (livescience.com)
  • While I would never wish to be pollyannaish, I can assert, with great conviction, that laughter has had an incredibly healing place in my life. (psychcentral.com)
  • Without laughter life on our planet would be intolerable. (wikiquote.org)
  • VEDANTAM: Sophie didn't know then that laughter would play a big role in her life. (npr.org)
  • Laughter helps to build relationships and, when living in a group on the savannah, bonding successfully can be the difference between life and death. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • One of the things that had been missing from my life over the last few years has been laughter and I didn't realize that till I joined this group. (dailystrength.org)
  • Review: Remembered Laughter: The Life of Noel Coward. (google.com)
  • Auckland-based Malcolm Robertson is a registered clinical psychologist who in 2006 did a five-day course in leading laughter sessions. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Laughter is used as a signal for being part of a group-it signals acceptance and positive interactions with others. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some of the sounds were positive, such as laughter or triumph, whilst others were unpleasant, such as screaming or retching. (psychcentral.com)
  • After being told that he had little chance of surviving a devastating illness, he developed a recovery program incorporating mega doses of vitamin C, along with a positive attitude, love, faith, hope, and laughter induced by his beloved Marx Brother films. (care2.com)
  • In fact, laughter has been shown in studies to have positive quantifiable health results . (mnn.com)
  • He appears in these two volumes in the sometimes interchangeable roles of reporter, tale-spinner, social satirist and philosopher-psychologist, yet always as a vigorous stylist experimenting with new combinations of forms and new strategies in evoking laughter. (chicagotribune.com)
  • She studies laughter, how laughter is processed by the brain and the role it plays in shaping social connection. (npr.org)
  • One is that laughter signals social interest , especially in a romantic context. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Moreover, it seems that laughter likely played a role in early human social organization and cooperation , and is directly tied evolutionarily to similar vocal sounds in nonhuman primates. (livescience.com)
  • This covers both hilarious and conversational (social) laughter. (uni-augsburg.de)
  • Laughter," she writes, reveals much "about infants' understanding of the physical and social world. (scientificamerican.com)