Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Laughter does the mind and body good.

Take time to laugh every day. Laughter is one of Mother Nature's natural cures. When we laugh we feel lighter and are distracted from distressing thoughts. According to current research laughter helps to benefit our organs by increasing the flow of oxygen and releasing more of the feel good hormone endorphins. Laughter also helps us feel more relaxed by stimulating our circulation, which in turn helps to aid muscle relaxation.  Other benefits that we don't see when we laugh are an increase in neuropeptides that fight stress, disease and that ease physical pain through producing natural painkillers.  So laugh a little each day. It does the mind and body good. 


Ma'at E. L. Lewis, Ph.D. 

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