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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Laugh at obama and obamacare for your health

Laughter is a powerful form of cardiovascular exercise

Laughter is a powerful form of cardiovascular exercise
True facts, and why laughter is a powerful form of cardiovascular exercise

The claim that laughter is a valid and beneficial form of cardiovascular exercise is true and well documented.

A 2009 research on the effects of laughter on the cardiovascular system (1) documented an important pathway between laughter and cardiovascular health, after noticing that negative emotions were highly correlated with cardiac risk. The general structure of the pathway is that laughing stimulates the release of beta endorphins in the brain, which in turn bind with opiate receptors. These opiate receptors are commonly expressed on the surface of most veins and arteries in the body, and release nitric oxide (surprisingly, not to be confused with laughing gas, which is nitrous oxide), which relaxes and dilates blood vessels. America’s number one and three killers, heart attacks and strokes, often result from blood clots, so laughing daily, while not a panacea, could literally save lives.

Here is what the person leading the group that did that research said about it:

“The magnitude of change we saw in the endothelium is similar to the benefit we might see with aerobic activity, but without the aches, pains and muscle tension associated with exercise. We don’t recommend that you laugh and not exercise, but we do recommend that you try to laugh on a regular basis. Thirty minutes of exercise three times a week, and 15 minutes of laughter on a daily basis is probably good for the vascular system.”

Michael Miller, M.D., director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center
(So when your lose your health insurance because obama lied or your insurance goes up 400 percent or you can't get any medicine etc just have a good laugh about it all. You can believe the fraud/criminal obama is laughing at you or something else.) Story Reports
The Top Ten Benefits of Laughter
The Top Ten Benefits of Laughter
1. Manage your hormones.
Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones, but
increases the level of health-enhancing
hormones. Laughter increases the number of antibody
-producing cells and enhances the
efficiency of T-cells. All this means a stronger im
mune system, as well as fewer physical
effects of stress.

2. Nice internal workout.
A good belly laugh exercises the diaphragm, contrac
ts the abs and even works out the
shoulders, leaving muscles more relaxed afterward.
It even provides a good workout for
the heart. Laughing 100 times is the equivalent to
10 minutes on the rowing machine or
15 minutes on an exercise bike!

3. Physical release.
Have you ever felt like you had to laugh or you’d c
ry? Have you experienced the
cleansed feeling after a good laugh? Laughter provi
des a physical and emotional release.

4. Positive frame of mind.
Laughter brings the focus away from negative emotio
ns, making you more cheerful and
putting you in a positive frame of mind.

5. Change your perspective.
Researchers found that our response to stressful ev
ents can be altered by whether we
view something as a “threat” or a “challenge.” Humo
r can give us a more light-hearted
perspective and help us view events as “challenges,
” thereby making them less
threatening and more positive.

6. Social benefits of laughter.
Laughter is contagious, so if you bring more laught
er into your life, you can most likely
help others around you laugh more.

7. Fight illness better.
People who are optimistic (who are out there laughi
ng!) have stronger immune systems
and are actually able to fight off illness better t
han pessimists.

8. Live longer.
According to some recent research published in the
Archives of General Psychiatry,
elderly optimistic people, those who expected good
things to happen (rather than bad
things), were less likely to die than pessimists.

9. It feels like eating 2000 chocolate bars.
That’s right — according to The British Dental Heal
th Foundation, a smile gives the
same level of stimulation as eating 2000 chocolate
bars. The results were found after
scientists measured brain and heart activity in vol
unteers as they were shown pictures of
smiling people and given money and chocolate.

10. It costs absolutely nothing.
It’s free! Make yourself and others feel good with
a free laugh!

A recent research showed that pre-school-aged child
ren laugh up to 400 times a day, but
by the time we reach adulthood, we laugh a mere 17
times per day on average!

“Fake it, till you make it!”:
Just as studies show the positive effects of smiling occur
whether the smile is fake or real, faked laughter a
lso provides the benefits mentioned
above. So smile more, and fake laughter; you’ll still achieve positive effects, and the fake
merriment may lead to real smiles and laughter.

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