Saturday, May 2, 2009

Laughter is The Best Medicine

Assalamualaikum bloggie....
Laughter isn’t just useful for overcoming a case of the sniffles; it’s actually a powerful weapon against all kinds of bodily woes—stress, heart disease, and problems with the immune system. When experts claim that laughter is “good for the soul” or “the best medicine,” they’re not kidding. Scientists who study the physical and psychological effects of laughter are called gelotologists, and they are discovering that laughing, like crying, has irrefutable benefits for our physical and mental health. In fact, a chuckle (or two) a day just might keep the doctor away.
Well, I guess I have been doing the right thing all along then. hehehe...
Some researchers and gelotologists believe that laughter first developed as a way to make and strengthen connections between primitive humans. Sharing a hearty laugh is a social bonding experience, and the relaxation and calm that follows a bout of laughter can help people ease tensions and increase trust in their companions. Studies have shown that laughter has a strong social component—we are about thirty times more likely to laugh when we’re in a social situation than we are when we’re alone .
Of course la kan...who'd laugh alone? except me tho...upon reading Ary's blog this morning ..I was crackin-like-a-poppin'corn. hehehe sorry dear ..couldn't help it ...macam ter dengar-dengar je di telinga when I read your dialogue...I do wish I can call u up and laf big time ..hehehehehe

Laughing immediately raises our heart rate and blood pressure—and then lowers them just as quickly, leaving us with a feeling of relaxation and release. That relaxation is the key for reducing stress.
True...I've had this experience plenty of times. Though it didn't last long...but to have a minute of relief and relaxation ...is indeed a blessing. Again...tak perlu la sampai melampau gelak..ada Hadith kata..bleh mati hati woo gelak too much ...therefore...berpada pada lah... :)

Prolonged laughter can be a physical workout, too. Researchers theorize that laughing one hundred times is the equivalent of ten to fifteen minutes of aerobic exercise, and works several muscle groups including the back muscles, core stabilizers, and—the best part—abdominals. Forget crunches!
hahahhahaha..ok now I am literally laughing. Really? Get outta here! They must be Joking! tah berapa kilometer hati aku kene mati ..to be taken into workout consideration! ha ha


tengok langit aje laa.....to release stress...hahaha ...anyway I still do believe in the real thing of exercises as compared to laughing though. freaky .....
Plus, there's abundance of things you can do to have a healthy life ...and in relation to this...having a good laughter with friends ...families and dearly beloved are the steps to morally balanced and gempak-life. takkan nak meraung 24hours rite? it won't kill ...hehe


People who laugh often are usually more optimistic and have higher self-esteem than people who simply don’t find anything all that funny.

That I gotta agree. There's this one student of mine who is pretty much lonely and living in his own shell. He rarely laughs either. Once in a while ..he would come out and see the sky. His soul is large and full of enthusiasm, Yet he does not know how to appreciate and balance his priorities. Complicated. I feel sorry for him. Still, he needs to discover this world by his own conscience, not Mine.


Of all the things in this world... I am thankful to Allah SWT for creating me of who and what I am today. I am blessed with so many things (though sometimes ...it passes my medula without me realizing it...) Most of my friends are more or less the same. They are even luckier than me and I am more-than-ever happy for them. There are many things an individual would like to do, in his/her life, but to be able to reflect our happiness and concurrently spicing up the people around us, with a lil bit of smiles and laughters ...would give that Person a Milestone in life- The Enrichment of Heart.

credit of the excerpts : divine caroline's article in yahoo.com

6 comments:

ary said...

sha wat r u laughin at?..huhuhu...i mcm clown ke?huhuh..neway i love to smile n laugh..till people mad with me....im serious k...even serious pun sumtime looks happy...n a little bit cheeky..coz i dun want take anything around me seriously...enough la nak jadi melodrama sgat kan..yg penting hepi....

Sha and Forward said...

tak la ..u comel gilos ..jambu gitewww...patut laa budak tol tu tegila kan hang ..eheks ...i cannot tell u what am laughing at...nanti hang marah sha aekekekeke...

ary said...

banyak la hang jambu...jambu batu huhuhu...mara?...dun wan to know la
hahaha

Sha and Forward said...

muhehehehe...that y ..

p/s: wofsha craving sushi..huwaaaaaaa

ary said...

craving for chocs...hahaha

Sha and Forward said...

chocs dah muak dah .. 2 ari turut2 masak chocolate fudge brownies n cake..muka dah itam macam bittersweet dah neh..hehehehe

aryyy..sha baked chicken pie lagi dan yang best nya ..ari tiadaa...fuhh tak payah sharing..eheks