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I'm a Hoosier at Heart

…blood pressure, and other cardiovascular problems. That’s where your favorite movie comes in. Movies allow you to feel fear, get outraged, belly laugh, or sob. No matter which it is, the emotional release helps you diffuse your stress and, ultimately, soothe your heart and soul. So, in the spirit of…

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9 Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Levels

…pet than those who go home to an empty house or a judgmental spouse! * Laughter: Children laugh an average of 400 times a day; adults, only 15. Somewhere on the way to adulthood, we lost the ability to laugh 385 times a day! Up your laughter quotient with comedy videos or playing with your children…

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Science Shows April Fool's Day Can Benefit Your Heart

…life can improve your health. That's because like crying, laughter softens the chest and is good for your respiratory system. Plus, if you’ve ever laughed so hard you cried, that’s good for your heart as well. But perhaps the biggest champion of the healing power of laughter was Norm Cousins, an accomplished…

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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

…restoring your vitality. In fact, I’m convinced that a loving relationship is a pathway to optimum health. Intimacy—like a flood of tears, a good laugh or even deep breathing—creates a tremendous emotional and physical release of energy that is extremely healing if we surrender. When we allow this…

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Is Taking a MacStatin a "Holistic" Approach?

…humorous “magic bullet” idea—finding a pill that could be an easy quick-fix for overeating, smoking, or whatever! While all this is good for a laugh, what’s not so funny is that so many really important and innovative studies can’t get printed, but science like this does. Big Pharma has big pockets—deep…

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8 Health-Boosting Secrets From My Life

…listening to soft classical music, fly fishing, walking, cooking, and eating with my wife, playing with my grandkids and the dog, and allowing myself to laugh, express anger, and cry when those emotions surface. It’s all about balance—that’s what counts! Now it’s your turn: What healthy habits have…

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The Healing Power of Music

…American Heart Association. What he found is that when people listen to music they like, their blood vessels dilate much as they do when we’re laughing or exercising. I hope you’ll take a few minutes out of your busy holiday festivities to listen to this beautiful music or whatever music you connect…

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How Dangerous is Your Bathroom?

…. If you find this video as provocative as I did, then please pass it on. We do need to understand the system in order to step in. And sometimes laughing at a situation can poignantly accent the absurdities in our culture. After all, raising awareness about the scope of any PROBLEM is the first step…

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The Best Holiday Gift of All

"The Best Holiday Gift of All" has been an annual tradition on my blog. The message is timeless, so I wanted to share it with you once again so we can all be reminded to be truly present at our holiday celebrations and in all of the moments that matter throughout the year. Like many of you, while…

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