Jan 19, 2011

Caregiver stress

"Have you laughed today? Laughter, along with an active sense of humor, is one of the best stress relievers around. When laughter is shared, it brings people closer together and increases everyone's overall mood and health." www.caregiverstress.com

A dear friend sent me the link to the above website, on which there is a very funny video called: A Reminder That Laughter is the Best Medicine. So true. Research studies have shown again and again the benefit of laughter to one's overall health, and relationships can be enhanced by laughing together at things mutually enjoyed. So, let's plan on at least one healthy laughing event every day. The video on the above link may be a place to start. We buy movie dvd's that we have found funny. Grumpy Old Men is one. Depending upon your sense of humor, one can accumulate books, movies and television programs that strike one as humorous. And fun gatherings are even better. Dr. Oscar Ybarra, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, says that even 10 minutes of talking and laughing with friends raises one's spirits and cognitive skills.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting that web site funny.
    Oh, it did make me laugh out loud!!!