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Laughter and Health

Stressed? Laugh It Away

Marilyn Tam | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me,...

10 Tips To Lighten Up And Laugh

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News Some research indicates that the benefits of laughter go well beyond the ever-important fun factor. Laughter may be...

In All Undue Seriousness

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Bhaerman

Thank goodness we've been able to laugh, because the perspective of humor has given us cheerfulness in the face of challenge, has made us more flexible and resilient, and it's given us the courage to face life and make necessary changes.

7 Ways Laughter Can Improve Your Relationship

Pragito Dove | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

When we laugh we become more vulnerable and approachable. We fall into trust and drop our defenses, becoming more willing to be flexible, and accepting. This helps toward preventing or stopping conflicts.

Why A Dose Of Laughter Is Your Best-Bet Prescription

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Energy comes from humor. However, each of us, even the crotchety, must locate our sense of what's funny, raucous or wry. Although jokes often elude me, I really respond to the spontaneous comedy of life itself.

The Many Health Benefits of a Good Belly Laugh

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It feels good to laugh once in a while. Everyone knows that. But laughter as a health-promoting exercise is not as widely practiced, despite the fact that scientists have long known about the potential healing effects of good humor.

One Trick That Can Get You Through Almost Anything

Lorna Bright | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

This year made me realize that I've accumulated a whole arsenal of wonderfully powerful tools and techniques that can help me through difficult times if I choose to use them. Things like prayer and faith, meditation and yoga, music, vitamins, love, persistence, honesty, communication, and trust.