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Chuckle it away healthy way njea2011
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Presented in collaboration with Megan Umbach at the NJ Education Association annual conference in 2011.

Presented in collaboration with Megan Umbach at the NJ Education Association annual conference in 2011.

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  • Rutgers Cooperative Extension offers a variety of curriculum and program topics to New Jersey residents with focus areas of: agriculture and food systems; environment and natural resource systems; food, nutrition and health; and human and community development. Family and Community Health Sciences, a department of Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension, strives to improve the health of New Jersey residents through education, public awareness, and research. FCHS focuses on nutrition, health and fitness, food safety, and environmental health. Healthier families and communities allow people to enjoy life, stay active, and reduce health care costs. We strive to meet the needs of New Jersey families and communities with a variety of high-quality, health-focused educational programs and information. All of our programs are research-based and have been peer reviewed so you can be assured that the information presented today is accurate and meaningful. Being healthy and raising healthy kids starts with the family. In this presentation we will focus on ways that the family can improve their overall wellness by eating healthy and incorporating physical activity into their daily lives.
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  • Creating a learning environment filled with trust, creativity, spontaneity, wonder and joy. techniques that use laughter and play, encourage learning When material is not interesting, fun or absorbing, it is probable not for our students either. Creates a nurturing net
  • Creating a learning environment filled with trust, creativity, spontaneity, wonder and joy. techniques that use laughter and play, encourage learning When material is not interesting, fun or absorbing, it is probable not for our students either. Creates a nurturing net
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    • 1. St r es s i n Sc hool ?Chuc kl e I t Aw ay i n a Heal t hy W ay Joanne Kinsey, M.S. Family & Community Health Sciences Educator Atlantic & Ocean Counties Megan Umbach, M.A. Ben Franklin Elementary School, Lawrence Twp.
    • 2. Objectives• Identify laughter’s relationship to a healthy lifestyle• I d e n t i f y a t o o l b o x o f s t r at e g i e s t h at e n c o u r ag et h e u s e o f h u mo r• Identify 3 strategies that can be adapted into your local program
    • 3. What is stress• Stress is your mind and body’s response or reaction to a real or imagined threat, event or change.• Stress is the “wear and tear” our minds and bodies experience as we attempt to cope with our continually changing environment.• Stress is a normal part of life.
    • 4. I n t oday’ s w l d: w or hat c aus es s t r es s• Anxiety: ─ Uneasiness and distress about future uncertainties.• Changes in life’s expectations or demands: ─ Marriage, divorce, pregnancy, illness, bills, demands of work.• Disorganization: ─ Feeling unprepared and powerless.• Physical Constraints: ─ Physical exhaustion, lack of exercise, lack of sleep and diet.• Time constraints: ─ Multiple projects and deadlines.
    • 5. Ext er nal s t r es s or s• Physical Environment: Noise, bright lights, heat, confined spaces• Social Interaction: Rudeness, bossiness, aggressiveness of others, bullying• Organizational: Rules, regulations, “red tape”, deadlines• Major Life Events: Birth, death, lost job, promotion, marital status change• Daily Hassles: Commuting, misplaced keys, mechanical breakdowns
    • 6. I nt er nal s t r es s or s• Lifestyle Choices: Caffeine, lack of sleep, overloaded schedule• Negative Self – Talk: Pessimistic thinking, self criticism, over analyzing• Mind Traps: Unrealistic expectations, taking things personally, all or nothing thinking, exaggeration, rigid thinking• Personality Traits: Perfectionists, workaholics
    • 7. Good s t r es s “Eustress”Eustress occurs when your level of stress is high enough to motivateyou to get things done. This type of stress provides you with focusand gives you your "competitive edge“.• Performing tasks• Performing in front of a group• A competitive situation
    • 8. Bad s t r es s “Distress”Distress occurs when your level of stress is either too high or toolow and your body and/or mind begin to respond negatively to thestressors.• Difficult work environment• Overwhelming sights and sounds• Threat of personal injury
    • 9. Cum at i ve s t r es s ulIs stress that….• Piles up (like snowballs)• Increases with time• Deteriorates: * Performance * Relationships * HealthThis used to be called “Burnout”
    • 10. Si gns of c um at i ve s t r es s ul• Fatigue • Paranoia, or irrational fears• Detachment • Derogatory speech or labeling of others• Depression • Denial• Medication or drug use • Increased workplace absences• Irritability • Irresponsibility • Memory problems
    • 11. St r es s and t he i ndi vi dual Does everyone handle stress differently?• Social Support• Skill Level• Health• Job complexity• Self Esteem• Gender• Personality
    • 12. Do we cause our own stress?75% of the stress we experience is self generated. How we perceivelife or whether an event makes us feel threatened or stimulated,happy or sad - depends largely on how we perceive ourselves.Recognizing that we create most of our own upsets is an importantfirst step towards coping with them.
    • 13. “I’m an old man now, and I haveknown a great many problems in my life…most of which never happened.” - Mark Twain
    • 14. Physical changes:• Muscle tension• Nausea• Headaches• Jaw, neck & back pain• Diarrhea• Sleep disturbances• Dry mouth, sweaty palms• Upper respiratory infections• Cold hands• Shallow Breathing
    • 15. Em i onal c hanges ot• Anxiety, worry, guilt, nervousness• Anger, frustration• Moodiness• Depression• Changes in appetite• Racing thoughts• Nightmares• Diminished concentration• Impaired memory or forgetfulness
    • 16. Copi ng c at egor i esControlling your stress can greatly reduce and even eliminate anxiety &stress symptoms! Learning strategies and techniques can provide thatstress relief. Physical • Exercise • Nutrition Emotional • Relaxation • Support systems • Humor
    • 17. W exer c i s e? hyRegular exercise allows the body to return to a normal statefaster by removing the byproducts of the fight or flightresponse by providing the opportunity to simulate fightingor running. Choose activities that promote personalsatisfaction.• Walking• Running• Swimming• Biking• Hiking• Involvement in negative activities will only increase ones stress level.
    • 18. What You Eat I nf l uenc es Your :• Mo o d• F o o d Cr avi n g s• En e r g y L e ve l• F o o d & Bl u e s• St r e s s & Di e t• S l e e p - W e Cyc l e ak
    • 19. Foods t hat c ont r i but e t o s t r es sThe following foods should be monitored due to increasing the bodysadrenaline, blood sugar, heart rate, blood pressure and respiration. • Tea, coffee, cocoa • Junk foods and fast foods • Soft drinks • Sugar • Alcohol
    • 20. Foods hel pf ul i n r el i evi ng s t r es s Vitamins like B complex, C and E along with minerals like manganese, selenium and zinc are helpful in relieving stress. The following foods are rich in these substances.• Fresh leafy vegetables mainly green and yellow• Fresh fruits• Soups• Yogurts• Fish• Skimmed milk• Herbal products “It’s all about balance”
    • 21. Snac ks t o Reduc e St r es s• F r e s h F r u i t S al ad• Ve g e t ab l e - b e an S o u p• L o w- f at To r t i l l a Ch i p s wi t h f at - f r e e r e f r i e d b e an s an d s al s a• Po p c o r n• Raw ve g g i e s wi t h l o w- f at d i p• S al t - f r e e p r e t z e l s
    • 22. Qui c k Br eakf as t Choi c es• W o l e g r ai n c e r e al an d l o w- f at mi l k h wi t h f r e s h f r u i t o r j u i c e• Pe an u t b u t t e r o n wh o l e g r ai n t o as t• Co t t ag e c h e e s e an d f r u i t• F r u i t - yo g u r t s mo o t h i e• Oat me al o r h o t c e r e al wi t h l o w- f at mi l k an d f r u i t• Yo g u r t wi t h l o w- f at g r an o l a/ d r i e d f rui t• Eg g s wi t h wh o l e g r ai n t o as t an d
    • 23. Modi f yi ng Your Mood• Eat r e g u l ar me al s & s n ac k s i n c l u d i n g b r e ak f as t .• Eat me al s wi t h ad e q u at e c o mp l e x c ar b o h yd r at e an d p r o t e i n .• D r i n k 6- 8 c u p s o f f l u i d s d ai l y.• L i mi t c af f e i n e i n t h e d i e t .• L i mi t s u g ar , c an d y, s we e t s t o a mi n i mu m.• L i mi t h i g h f at , f r i e d f o o d s t o a mi n i mu m.• L i mi t s al t i n t h e d i e t t o a mi n i mu m.• F o l l o w t h e F o o d Gu i d e Pyr ami d / Ch o o s e
    • 24. Co n t r i b u t e s t o Mi n d / Bo d y Bal an c e Max i mi z e s Br ai n Po we r En h an c e s Cr e at i vi t y F ac i l i t at e s Co mmu n i c at i o n S u p p o r t s t h e Ch an g e proce s sTaken from: Mary Kay Morrison, Humor Quest
    • 25. W at W Kn o w h e D i f f e r e n c e s b e t we e n L au g h t e r an d Hu mo r Laughter • Hu mo r  Increases pain tolerance  Re d u c e s s t r e s s  Improves mental  D e c r e as e s d e p r e s s i o n functioning an d an g e r  Improves  I mp r o ve s mo o d respiration/breathing  I n c r e as e s s e l f -  Relaxes muscles esteem Research is still being  Pr o mo t e s e mp o we r me n t conducted as to additional Re s e ar c h o n h u mo r i s benefits d i f f i c u l t b e c au s e h u mo r i s a c o mp l e x 25 c o g n i t i ve f u n c t i o n .
    • 26. Movem : Cr i t i c al t o Lear ni ng ent Ex e r c i s e i s t h e ac t i vi t y mo s t l i k e l y t op r o mo t e c o g n i t i ve p e r f o r man c e ;– I n c r e as e s o x yg e n t o b r ai n– Re d u c e s s t r e s s– I mp r o ve s mo o d– He i g h t e n s e n s e s– I n c r e as e s f o c u sA c h an g e o f s t at e i s r e c o mme n d e d e ve r y 1 0- 1 5 mi n u t e s i n t h e c l as s r o o m. ( Mo r r i s o n ; Hu mo r 26 Qu e s t )
    • 27. A Cl o s e r L o o k at Hu mo r What i s Ther apeut i c Hum ? or Th e r ap e u t i c h u mo r i s an y i n t e r ve n t i o n t h at p r o mo t e s h e al t h an d we l l n e s s b y s t i mu l at i n g a p l ayf u l d i s c o ve r y, e x p r e s s i o n , o r ap p r e c i at i o n o f t h e ab s u r d i t y o r i n c o n g r u i t y o f l i f e ’ s s i t u at i o n s .AATH As s o c i at i o n f o r Ap p l i e d and The r ap e ut i c Humo r W hat i s Hum g y ? er “ Hume r g y d e s c r i b e s t h e e n e r g y t h at r ad i at e s t h e o p t i mi s t i c j o y o f o u r i n n e r s p i r i t , r e f l e c t s o u r u n i q u e p e r s o n al i t y, an d n o u r i s h e s a h e al t h y mi n d / b o d y b al an c e . ”
    • 28. Implications for student learning Emotion Drives Attention and Learning! What kind of emotions have we used in schools in the past? How has this impacted student learning? Gr ad e s Di s c i p l i n eFear? As s e s s me n t Co l l e g e Pr e p Cl as s Ran k Anger? Tr u an c y 28
    • 29. Mo o d L i f t e r Change 5 Things
    • 30. Co n t r i b u t e s t o Mi n d / Bo d y Bal an c e• Hum r el i eves s t r es s or – Ex c e s s f e ar an d an x i e t y c an c au s e s e ve r e s t r e s s . – Th i s s t r e s s c an l e ad t o h e al t h p r o b l e ms . – Hu mo r c an r e l i e ve s t r e s s an d p r o mo t e h e al i n g .• Laught er i s l i nked t o heal i ng – Hu mo r i s b e i n g u s e d i n Th e r ap y ( As s o c i at i o n o f Ap p l i e d an d Th e r ap e u t i c Hu mo r ) – L au g h t e r r e l e as e s e n d o r p h i n s i n s u b j e c t s wat c h i n g c o me d y ( L o ma L i n d a Un i ve r s i t y s t u d y- D r . L e e Be r k , Cal i f o r n i a) – Vi g o r o u s l au g h t e r i s s t i mu l at i n g , i n c r e as i n g h e ar t r at e , b l o o d p r e s s u r e , an d c i r c u l at i o n ; c i r c u l at i n g i mmu n e s u b s t an c e e f f e c t i ve n e s s , p u l mo n ar y ve n t i l at i o n , an d al e r t n e s s ; an d e x e r c i s i n g t h e s k e l e t al mu s c l e s . F oTakenwi n g Mary Kay t e r t h Humor iQuest b r i e f l l o from: l au g h Morrison, e r e s a
    • 31. Max i mi z e s Br ai n Cap ac i t y• Hu mo r al e r t s t h e l i mb i c s ys t e m, t h e at t e n t i o n al c e n t e r o f t h e b r ai n .• I n f o r mat i o n i s mo r e l i k e l y t o b e r e me mb e r e d i f i t h as me an i n g an d c o n t ai n s an e mo t i o n al “hook”. Hum get s at t ent i on or• Hu mo r r e q u i r e s p r o c e s s i n g o f l an g u ag e d i s c r e p an c i e s i n o r d e r t o “ g e t t h e j o k e ”• Hu mo r i n c r e as e s me mo r y r e t r i e v al .• Ad van c e d l an g u ag e s k i l l s ar e at t h e c o r e o f h u mo r d e ve l o p me n t . On e q u al i t y i n i d e n t i f yi n g gi f t e d s t u d e nt s i s r e c ogni z i ng t h e i r s e ns e of h u mo r .• Hu mo r i s t Taken n u mb e rKay Morrison, Humor Quest i s t i c t h at h e from: Mary o n e c h ar ac t e r
    • 32. En h an c e s Cr e at i vi t y• Th e s ame q u al i t i e s t h at ar e n e c e s s ar y f o r c r e at i ve t h i n k i n g ar e f o u n d i n t h e e x p r e s s i o n o f h u mo r : – I m nat i on: S e e i n g t h e wo r l d a l i t t l e agi d i f f e r e n t l y i s t h e c o r e o f h u mo r – Ri s k- t aki ng: Th e ab i l i t y t o e x p r e s s “ wi l d ” t h o u g h t s an d i d e as – Di ver gent t hi nki ng: mak i n g u n u s u al c o n n e c t i o n s an d l i n k i n g d i f f e r e n t e l e me n t s e me r g e wi t h b o t h h u mo r an d c r e at i vi t y Taken from: Mary Kay Morrison, Humor Quest
    • 33. F ac i l i t at e s Co mmu n i c at i o n• Hu mo r p r o vi d e s i n s i g h t s i n t o yo u r o wn b e h avi o r an d t h at o f o t h e r s . Hu mo r i s p ar t o f e mo t i o n al i n t e l l i g e n c e . I t i s t h e ab i l i t y t o r e c o g n i z e o u r o wn e mo t i o n s an d t h e e mo t i o n s o f o t h e r s an d t o r e s p o n d wi t h p o s i t i ve e n e r g y- h u me r g y!• Hu mo r : Mi r r o r s c o n f i d e n c e an d t h e ab i l i t y to l au g h at yo u r s e l f . Mi r r o r s an g e r , f e ar an d o t h e r e mo t i ons . Mi r r o r s c o mmu n i c at i o n s k i l l s an d r i sk t ak i Taken from: MarytKay Morrison, Humor Quest n g ab i l i y.
    • 34. S u p p o r t s t h e Ch an g e Pr o c e s s• Ch an g e i s d i f f i c u l t .• W e n we c an f i n d t h e h u mo r i n a h d i f f i c u l t s i t u at i o n we c an b e g i n t o c o p e wi t h t h e c h an g e .• Gr o u p h u mo r c an e me r g e f r o m c o p i n g wi t h t h e c h an g e . I t i s of t e n n e g at i ve i n n at u r e . Taken from: Mary Kay Morrison, Humor Quest
    • 35. Cr e at e s an o p t i mal l e ar n i n g e n vi r o n me n t !• I n c r e as e d p r o d u c t i vi t y• Re d u c t i o n o f s t r e s s• En g ag e me n t o f p o s i t i ve e mo t i o n s• Ef f e c t i ve c l as s r o o m man ag e me n t• Cr e at e s t r u s t 35
    • 36. W mi g h t as we l l p o s t t h i s s i g n e i n man y o f o u r i n s t i t u t i o n s !
    • 37. Mo o d L i f t e r60 Second Mirth Quake
    • 38. Hu mo r i s Ri s k y!A l o t o f f o l k s p r ac t i c e s af e h u mo r . Th e y o n l y f e e l s af e l au g h i n g i n t h e f o l l o wi n g s i t u at i o n s : • W t h chi l d ren i • W t h an i mal s i • W t h d r u g s , al c o h o l i • W t h s t r an g e r s i • Mak i n g f u n o f s o me o n e e l s e 38
    • 39. Hum doom s ; peopl e w or er ho us e negat i ve hum t o c ont r ol and m pul at e or ani ot her s Hum phobi a b r e e d s or humo r d o o me r s , s k i l l e d c r af t e r s wh o u s e s u b t l e t e c h n i q u e s t o s u p p r e s s h u mo r i n t h e wo r k p l ac e . Hum doom s ar e u s u al l y or er u n h ap p y i n d i vi d u al s s t r e s s e d b y t h e d u e l d e man d s o f 39 ac c ount abi l i t y an d l i m t ed t i m i e
    • 40. Myths about Humor• I f we h ave f u n , wo r k wi l l n o t g e t d o n e ! ”• “ I f I am s i l l y, I wi l l n o t b e s e e n as a p r o f e s s i o n al . ”• “ I f we ar e l au g h i n g , t h e y wi l l n o t b e l e ar n i n g . ”• “ I d o n ’ t h ave t i me f o r h u mo r . ”• “ W c an n o t me as u r e h u mo r an d t h e e f f e c t e t h at i t h as s o i t i s “ s o f t d at a” an d d o e s n o t h ave a p l ac e i n t h e s e r i o u s wo r l d ” Taken from: Mary Kay Morrison, Humor Quest
    • 41. I n ap p r o p r i at e Hu mo r W e n t h e i mp ac t i s h u r t f u l , h i t i s u s u al l y i n ap p r o p r i at e , e ve n i f t h e i nt e nt i s not s o. Ridicule Sarcasm Ethnic Humor Gender Humor “I hate being laughed at!”. Taken from: Mary Kay Morrison, Humor Quest
    • 42. An indicator of trust in an organization is the ability to have fun FunWorks by Leslie Yerkes.
    • 43. Hu mo r Bu i l d s Tr u s t Cu l t i vat e i t i n t h e W r k p l ac e o Hu me r g y= Tr u s t S u p p o r t s e n h an c e d c o mmu n i c at i o n s k i l l s / b u i l d s r e l at i o n s h i p s Ch an g e s b e h avi o r o f i n d i vi d u al s an d gr ou p s Re l i e ve s s t r e s s an d p r o mo t e s h e al i n g I n c r e as e s p r o d u c t i vi t y Re f l e c t s an e n vi r o n me n t o f t r u s t , h o p e , 43
    • 44. Ed u c at o r ’ s Tac k l e Bo x Hu mo r i n f u s e d i n l e ar n i n g p r o c e s s Hook, Li ne and Si nker• The Hook: Cap t ur e and Re t ai n St ud e nt At t e nt i o n: ( ad van c e o r g an i z e r s )• The Li ne: Ex p and St ud e nt Co mp r e he ns i o n; ( l e s s o n p l an s )• The Si nker : I nc r e as e t he Op p o r t uni t y F o r M mo r y Re t e nt i o n e ( f e e d b ac k / r e f l e c t i o n ) The purposeful use of humor will maximize memory and facilitate learning. 44 Mary Kay Morrison 2008
    • 45. S u mmar y• Hu mo r d e f i n e d ; h u me r g y• Hu mo r i s d e ve l o p me n t al• Hu mo r b e n e f i t s i n c l u d e : Co nt r i b ut e s t o M nd /Bo d y Bal anc e i M i mi z e s Br ai n Po we r ax Enhanc e s Cr e at i v i t y F ac i l i t at e s Co mmuni c at i o n Sup p o r t s t he Chang e p r o c e s s Cr e at e s an Op t i mal Env i r o nme nt f o r Le ar ni ng• Hu mo r d o o me r s an d Hu mo r p h o b i a c h al l e n g e h u me r g y• Un d e r s t an d i n g yo u r h u mo r s t yl e c o n t r i b u t e s t o i n c r e as i n g yo u r h u mo r c ap ac i t y• Hu me r g y b u i l d s t r u s t an d an e n vi r45 n me n t o f o
    • 46. Ground RulesWe laugh with each other, not at each otherWe laugh voluntarily We laugh because we accept the fact thatlife is sometimes silly, ludicrous, absurd, andjust plain funnyAll humor is good-natured and good hearted
    • 47. Getting serious about laughter…Misconceptions:• You cannot die laughing• You were not born with a sense of humor• Sense of humor is not telling jokes• Laughter is not the same thing as sense of humor• You don’t need a reason to laugh• Mirthful laughter may be the most helpful• You don’t necessarily laugh because you feel good• You can be both serious and humorous
    • 48. The Benefits of Laughter Increases antibodies in saliva that combats upper respiratory infectionsDecreases serum cortisol: providing an antidote for the harmful effects of stress Improves ventilation: helping reduce chronic respiratory conditions Secrets an enzyme that protects the stomach from forming ulcersConditions the abdominal muscles Has positive benefits on mental functions Reduces blood pressure and heart rate Helps the body fight infection Aids in reducing symptoms of neuralgia and rheumatism Helps move nutrients and Releases endorphins which oxygen to body tissues provide natural pain relief Liberates interleukin-2 and other immune boosters Changes perspective Makes you feel good!
    • 49. Laughter Exercise Warm-Up
    • 50. Laughter Exercises
    • 51. How do you feel now???
    • 52. Living the goodhearted lifestyle!Eat a healthy diet everydayExercise, even if it is walking a few extra steps each dayGet enough sleep at night to feel restedDrink water instead of high sugar drinks and sodaSpend time with people who are important to youLaugh, laugh, laugh!
    • 53. Ho w c an yo u u s eh u mo r / l au g h t e r i n yo u r p r ac t i c e ?
    • 54. A c om et e bi bl i ogr aphy c an be f ound on M y pl arKay’ s w eb s i t e at : w w ques t f or hum . c om w. orRef er enc e Books• The Ps y c ho l o g y o f Humo r , Ro d A. Mar t i n 2 007•W hy Ze b r a’ s Do n’ t Ge t Ul c e r s , Ro b e r t S ap o l s k y1 998• F unW r ks , o L e s l i e Ye r k e s , 2 001 ,• A Bi o l o g i c al Br ai n i n a Cul t ur al Cl as s r o o m,Ro b e r t S yl we s t e r , 2 003Ad d i t i o n al r e s o u r c e ;As s oc i at i on f or Appl i ed and Ther apeut i c  Hum or( AATH) Using Humor to Maximize Learning Mary Kay Morrisonht t p: / / aat h. or g/ Rowman and Littlefield Education. Blue Ridge Summit, PA. http://www.rowmaneducation.com
    • 55. Co n t ac t I n f o r mat i o n Joanne Kinsey, MS, CFCSRutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic & Ocean Counties jkinsey@njaes.rutgers.edu www.njaes.rutgers.edu www.rutgers-atlantic.org Megan Umbach, MA, NCC School Counselor, Ben Franklin Elementary School Lawrenceville, NJ mumbach@ltps.org www.ltps.org/BenFranklin.cfm

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