Murfreesboro TN Homes: Laugh Your Stress Away - The Road To Better Health Start With A Laugh

Laugh Your Stress Away - The Road To Better Health Start With A Laugh

Stress can be a serious threat to our health.  The current real estate market is stressful for agents, home buyers and sellers.  We get stressed over keeping a deal together, working with a difficult person who is key to the transaction, or maybe we just aren’t feeling well which causes stress.  

We all know that stress isn’t good for us, but it seems to be a part of life!  But, did you know that something as simple as laughing can be your first line of defense against stress?!

There was a compelling study conducted that compared the effects of self-selected humor on patients for 30 minutes a day for a year, compared to a control group that did not.  The study concluded that laughter can reduce cardiovascular disease and increase good cholesterol while reducing stress hormones.

 

There are many unknown benefits to the simple act of laughing!  Laughter can:

 

Reduce Tension:  Laughing increases circulation which forces our muscles to relax and reduces stress.  It’s hard to stay stressed or worried when you are laughing! 

Promotes Positive Thoughts:  We all know about the power of positive thinking!  Laughing causes us to release negative thoughts and force our minds to become more positive. 

Help Us Cope:  How many times have you been at the breaking point but a good laugh brought you back from the edge?!  When all else fails, try laughing!  It can also help you connect with people so the next time you are in a difficult situation with someone, try to find something amusing to laugh about.  

Reduce Cortisol:  Laughing reduces the stress hormones in our body.  Havig high cortisol levels can cause weight gain as well as long term health problems  Try laughing yourself thin! 

Improve Circulation:  Blood vessels expand and contract when we are laughing.  this helps prevent long term heart problems and improve circulation. 

Reduce Cholesterol:  The study mentioned above showed that people who watched funny movies 30 minutes a day improved their good cholesterol and reduced their bad!

Burn Calories and Tighten Yours Abs:  Who says exercise isn’t FUN!  Laughing burns 50 calories every 15 minutes!  It also causes us to engage those core muscles which leads to a toned mid section!  Next time you want to skip your workout, just opt for watching a funny movie that makes you laugh!

Natural Antidepressant:  Laughing improves our mood naturally.  When we laugh with friends or even clients it causes us to build stronger relationships which have been proven to be beneficial to our long term physical as well as mental health!

If you’ve had a rough day, go home and watch a funny movie!  Spend time with your family and friends telling funny stories.  Find the humorous side of life!  Life is too LONG to be stressed and unhappy!  And, life is far too short not to enjoy every minute we have been blessed with!  The next time you have a tough deal weighing you down, just remember to laugh your stress away!


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Comment balloon 9 commentsSherri Berry • October 10 2011 09:42AM

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Sherri,

Laughter is the best medicine......When I need a lift I know just the right friend to call or stop by and see to get that laugh and help the day along.

Posted by Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR, SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038) over 6 years ago

Sherri-In addition to these great byproducts of laughing, I like being around people who laugh!

 

Best

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) over 6 years ago

Every morning I have a choice and you do too.  Sooner or later nature calls and there it is:  that strange looking person in the mirror.  I choose to laugh.

There are also plenty of moments during the day that small things go wrong.  I choose to laugh.

Life is not a joke, but the day goes way better with a smile on my face.  Next time I pass a mirror that strange person is smiling back at me. ... Then I have to laugh.

Posted by Brian Schulte, SFR, Sierra Vista, AZ (Allison James Estates & Homes) over 6 years ago

Sherri, I love to laugh and have found that it is almost impossible to feel bad when you are smiling. A very simple fix if you ask me.

You are featured in the Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group!

Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 6 years ago

Monday is my Happiness Day.
I visit as many blog posts as I can throughout the day
and spread happiness, which means I probably didn’t read this post.
I just stopped by to spread some happiness.
Feel free to delete this comment if it doesn’t make you happy.

Happy Day!

Posted by Not a real person over 6 years ago

Good morning Dan - We all need friends like that!  

 

Adrian - Me too!  It's so much more pleasant to be around HAPPY people! 

 

Brian - Your comment made me laugh!  Thanks so much!

 

Andrea - It really is true!  You just CAN'T stay in a bad mood and laugh at the same time.  No matter what, I always try to remind myself to just smile!  Life is good! 

 

Hi Russel - So you are a serial commenter on Monday!  Haha!  THAT made me laugh!  Thanks!

Posted by Sherri Berry, Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate (Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro) over 6 years ago

Sherri, you are so right - getting a laugh on really does melt away the stress. Do you think it's a good workout for our abs? Wouldn't that be the ultimate win/win?  :) :) Hope you have a perfect day.  D

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 6 years ago

Sherri - I love to laugh, especially at myself which I get many opportunities to do - lol. Thanks for giving us even more incentive to laugh with your comprehensive list of natural latent benefits from laughter!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 6 years ago

"Laughter is the best medicine" - is the right quote for every people that is stressed. try to make things lishter and think of the positive things that happend to you, count your blessings instead of complaining on what you don't have. Being happy will definitely keep you young and healthy! Thanks for this Sherri!

Posted by Rob Kittle, "We Specialize, You Benefit!" -Kittle Real Estate (Kittle Real Estate) over 6 years ago

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