Social Benefits Strengthens relationships Attracts others to us Enhances teamwork Mental Health Benefits Adds joy and zest to life Eases anxiety and fear Relieves stress Improves mood Physical Health Benefits Boosts immunity Lowers stress hormones Decreases pain Relaxes your muscles Prevents heart disease Benefits of Laughter
Michael Miller, M.D University of Maryland Medical Center
Research about Laughter & Heart
November 15, 2000
150 healthy person and 150 non-healthy, heart disease
People with of heart heart disease was less laughing ~ 40 %
than the others with no problem disease
endorphins which is chemical releasing when we laugh
If you were eating in a restaurant with some friends and the waiter accidentally spilled a drink on you, would you
(a) not find it particularly amusing
(b) be amused but not show it outwardly
(e) laugh heartily
A score of 53 or more may mean you have additional laugh protection against heart disease Number of people Total score
Univers i ty of Maryland Medical Center in 2005.
Drs. Goel, Miller, Mangano, Park, Plotnick, and Vogel
20 healthy people , avarage age was 33.
blood flow slowed 35 % went down in 14 of 20 after they watched a movie which cause stress .
blood flow increased 22 % went up in 19 of 20 volunteers after they watched a movie which cause a laughter.
www.centurahealthinfo.org/.../images/en/9367.jpg Heart attack Coronary Artery Disease Endothelium : the inner lining of blood vessels L aughter maintain the endothelium healthier
Jun Sugawara and Takashi Tarumi Findings
L aughter effects last 24 hours
D epressing caused blood vessels contrasted about 18 percent and harmed the vessels
Heart Benefits for Diabetes
Laughter group had increase “good” cholesterol levels than Control group
a lower risk of cardiovascular disease for diabetes patients
Lee Berk, DrPH, MPH Stanley Tan, MD, PhD 20 Patients with high blood pressure and high Cholesterol levels Laughter Group Control Group
L augh a day keeps the d octor and the cardiologist and the psychiatrist away
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