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Laugh Your Way to A Longer, Healthier Life

…quote by Mary Pettibone Poole that says, “He who laughs, lasts!” That couldn’t be truer, laughter is extremely powerful medicine. 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…

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Put More Laughter In Your Life

Did you know that children laugh an average of 400 times a day, while adults giggle only 15? Somewhere on the way to adulthood we lose the ability to laugh 385 times a day! Up your laughter quotient with comedy videos or playing with your kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews. In one study with cardiac…

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Heartbreak’s Emotional Stress Can Affect You Physically

…meditate, read or listen to music. Let down your defenses, free your emotional side. Give yourself permission to cry, laugh, play—whatever action you’ve been holding back. * Laugh more. A good sense of humor can do wonders for your health. Rent a video or just tune into your favorite TV comedy. Invite…

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Heart Attack and Stroke on the Menu at the Heart Attack Cafe

…situation. And medicine is no different. Of course, cardiology is no laughing matter; it is fraught with the stress of resuscitations, emergency situations, near death experiences, and complex decision-making. But being able to laugh at ourselves is a great stress reliever that may even loosen us up about…

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Emotion and Heart Valves

…and helpful for ailing hearts? Both are good, and they are certainly better than holding emotions in the heart. Sometimes you laugh to the point of crying. When you cry or laugh a lot, the body releases endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s own painkillers. They have a natural tranquilizing effort. In…

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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 grandkids…

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Prevent Cardiovascular Problems With Play and Laughter

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Children laugh an average of 400 times a day. Adults, only 15. Somewhere on the way to adulthood we lose the ability to laugh 385 times a day! Up your laughter quotient with comedy videos or playing with your grandkids. In one study that lasted more than…

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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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One Thing Your Cardiologist Will Probably Never Tell You

…* Say “I’m sorry” a little more often to other people and really mean it. * Take 30 minutes a day for you. Give yourself permission to cry, laugh, play—whatever action you’ve been holding back. * Network. Think of participating in some activity in which you’ll have the opportunity to form…

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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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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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Lower Your Blood Pressure Week 4: Get Centered

…daily basis had significantly lower stress hormone levels and blood pressure readings, and they needed less medication. Everyday, find something to laugh at—and then indulge yourself! 4) Meditate. Transcendental Meditation has been the focus of more than 600 scientific studies, including nine randomized…

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The Best Holiday Gift of All

Like many of you, while my wife Jan and I are busy preparing hearth and home, gifts and events for each year's December, there are moments we’re catapulted back to reflect on years gone by. We both have strong memories of traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation. In the…

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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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Your Favorite Song May Help Heal What Ails You

…of the American Heart Association. His research found that when people listen to music they like, their blood vessels dilate much as they do when laughing, exercising, or even when taking prescribed medications. This is great news because, as you may know, when your blood vessels dilate, they open up…

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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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