Presentation on theme: "Laughter is the Best Medicine"— Presentation transcript:
1 Laughter is the Best Medicine Hilary FoggoFrom the Latin ‘hilarius’ meaning cheerful
2 Laughter WorkshopLaughter is the best medicine8 REASONSWHY?
3 Laughter Workshop 1. It helps you look good! It takes 43 muscles to FROWNand 17 muscles to SMILE
4 Laughter Workshop 2. It relaxes muscles A belly laugh results in muscle relaxation.While you laugh, the muscles that do not participate in the belly laugh, relax.After you finish laughing those muscles involved in the laughter start to relax.
5 Laughter Workshop 3. Breathing Frequent belly laughter empties your lungs of more air than it takes inIt cleans the lungs like deep breathing.Water vapour is also flushed from the lungs.
6 Laughter Workshop 4. It helps you to be less stressed Laughter reduces the number of hormones in the body that are linked to stress and anxiety.These are called neuroendocrine hormones.
7 Laughter Workshop 5. Immune System Enhancement Studies have shown that laughter can help strengthen the immune system, helping the body produce more disease-destroying antibodies to fight the bad cells that make you unwell. These antibodies pierce the defective or infected cells in order to destroy them.
8 Laughter Workshop 6. It exercises the heart A belly laugh is like an internal jogging.This can help to exercise the heart especially for people who are unable to do physical exercises.
9 Laughter Workshop 7. It can ease pain Laughter releases the body's natural pain killers (called endorphins).Studies have shown that people can bear pain for longer during and for a short period of time after laughter. The relaxation and distraction brought about by the laughter also helps
10 Laughter Workshop 8. It is FREE and has no known bad side effects! Children laugh on average 400 times a day!Adults laugh on average 14 times a day.
29 “Why did we ever think of clothes?” Asked Eve. Laundering Adam’s. From Paradise, D.J.Enright“Why didn’t we think of clothes before?”Asked Adam.Removing Eve’s.“Why did we ever think of clothes?”Asked Eve.Laundering Adam’s.
41 Laughter WorkshopThere are six sorts of tears – three good and three badThose caused by smoke, grief or constipation are badand those caused by fragrant spices, aromatic herbs and laughter are goodtraditional Hebraic folklore