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(from The Power of Attitude, by Mac Anderson)
Laughter is to the soul what soap is to the body… It can affect our brain chemistry and immune system in very positive ways. It also can be powerful in providing positive energy that can fight off negative thoughts… Here’s an exercise … start laughing as loud and hard as you can for one solid minute. Not thirty seconds, but a full minute ... When you finally stop you will feel like a new person … Laugh loud, and laugh often. It’ll keep you happy, keep you healthy, and keep your attitude headed in a positive direction.
“In the American Journal of Medicine, it is found that laughter increases the catecholamines and endorphins, which in turn increases the oxygenation of the blood, relaxes the arteries, speeds up the heart, and decreases the blood pressure, which has a positive effect on all cardiovascular and respiratory elements, as well as overall increasing the immune system response.” (Patch Adams) (see Humor & Laughter)
(Also read - The Art Of Laughter)