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Laugh Your A** Off: For The Health Of It

Hello all!
A friend came for a visit this week. We have not seen each other in awhile and had a great time. Friday night, we put the kids to bed, sat on the couch and watched T.V. She turns the channel to HBO on Demand and says, “You have to see Wanda Sykes, “I’ma Be Me”, OMG, this was one of the funniest comedy shows I’ve seen. We could not stop laughing, we definitely laughed our a**es off.
When something good comes along it’s always good to share. So, I’m sharin’ the show because:
1. You can’t beat the price, it’s free!
2. Laughing can help you unwind and decrease the built-up stress from a work week.
3. Your body releases “feel good” hormones (Endorphins) and you get a similiar affect when you eat chocolate. Unlike eating chocolate, you do not have to worry about portions or calories.    
Thanks Wanda! Thank you for helping the world be a better place by spreading laughter and helping people live healthier lives. 
A laugh a day will keep the doctor away. We all know how we feel after a good laugh. Laughing makes you feel good inside and has a positive affect on mood. It can help you escape negative emotions or pressure. However, what may not realize is that a good laugh is good for your health.
Here’s how:
1. May help reduce the risk of a heart attack by improving blood flow through the vessels
2. Can increase antibodies and immune cells that help fight infection and boost the immune system
3. May help alleviate pain because endorphins prevent nerves from releasing pain signals.  
Here are a couple of interesting articles you may like to read:,
What makes you laugh?

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Valerie Goldstein

Valerie raises the bar for health and nutrition know how with unconventional expertise and unconditional support for wellness.