Posts Tagged ‘laughter’

How to boost your child’s immunity

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Here is how you can improve your child’s immunity to keep sick days to a minimum.

Be an A student!

It’s that time of the year again. The weather is changing and every other person you meet is nursing a cold or a fever. As your child sits in a class of many, he may be vulnerable to contagious diseases, as his immunity is not fully developed yet. These pointers will ensure that your child returns home happy and healthy!

Regarding illnesses:

1. The old adage –‘Starve a cold, feed a fever’ has no medical basis. If your child is ill,giving him home-cooked light and nutritious food is most important for his speedy recovery.

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‘Laugh until it hurts’

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Is laughter a kind of exercise? That offbeat question is at the heart of a new study of laughing and pain that emphasises how unexpectedly entwined our bodies and emotions can be. For the study, which was published this year in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers at Oxford University recruited a large group of undergraduate men and women.

They then set out to make their volunteers laugh.

Most of us probably think of laughter, if we think of it at all, as a response to something funny — as, in effect, an emotion.

But laughter is fundamentally a physical action. “Laughter involves the repeated, forceful exhalation of breath from the lungs,” says Robin Dunbar, a professor of evolutionary psychology at Oxford, who led the study. “The muscles of the diaphragm have to work very hard.” We’ve all heard the phrase “laugh until it hurts,” he points out. That pain isn’t metaphoric; prolonged laughing can be painful and exhausting. Rather like a difficult workout.

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Health tip of the day

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

If you’re in pain, laugh! Laughing releases endorphins which dull the signals of physical pain.

Health news of the day: Laughter is the best medicine

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Laughter boosts blood circulation in patients helping them recover faster.

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