A day without laughter is a day wasted - Charlie Chaplin
Just about everyone, even your doctor, is in agreement that entertainment is the best medicine whether its watching your favorite medical show or movie, catching up on the latest jokes, blogs and magazines or playing video games including the latest health trend, exergames.
But following the lives of celebrities especially when they have to deal with the same day to day health challenges we face fascinates most of us.
Besides entertaining and disappointing at times celebrities can also inspire us...whether it's Alicia Keyes helping AIDS orphans in Africa, Bret Michaels dedicated to improving the lives of diabetics or Henry Winkler working with dyslexic kids, they all put a smile on our face.
Did you know Henry Winkler from Happy Days fame lived with a severe case of undiagnosed dyslexia for nearly half of his life. Despite all that he holds three degrees and has directed and starred in several TV shows, films, and plays. He also earned a master’s degree in fine arts from Yale and is the co-author of a very popular children’s book series called “Hank Zipzer - The Misadventures of The World's Greatest Underachiever.”
Pretty impressive for a guy who can’t read very well, can’t spell, and can’t figure out math. But, in the long run he made us laugh!
So, enjoy Healtainment! Take a happy pill, humor heals, it hurts when I laugh, a stitch in time saves nine...we have heard them all or just about...by the way - where's the funny bone?
Laughter truly is 'the best medicine'. Take a happy pill, humour heals, it hurts when I laugh, a stitch in time saves nine...we have heard them all or just about and there is no better person than Shilo Zylbergold to have you in stitches!
Behold! Entertaining Health and Medical Videos!
Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, is quickly earning a reputation for being one of the nation’s marquee events for both participants and artists. Created by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and launched in March 2011 to celebrate laughter for the health of it, the 10-day festival features stand-up, improv, film, authors, community showcases and a variety of seriously funny stuff.
Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor
Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) is an international community of professionals who incorporate humor into their daily lives. AATH is the leader in providing evidence-based information about current research and practical applications of humor.
Medical humor, crazy nursing and doctor jokes, therapeutic humor, medical cartoons, dental humor, jokes about gynecologists, and their patients, emergency nursing humor.
Real, unforced laughter can help the body produce pain-killing opiate-like chemicals.
Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body.
Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
The idea that laughter can have a positive impact on health is quite old. Even the Bible states that "a merry heart doeth good like medicine" (Proverbs 17:22). However, for those of us with gray hair, the term "laughter is the best medicine" conjures up the section by that name in Readers Digest.
Laughter Is The Best Medicine
Charlie Chaplin once said "a day without laughter is a day wasted." People have long said that laughter is the best medicine, and we know now of its many positive physiological effects. Laughter is known to reduce pain, reduce stress, increase our body's resistance to disease and improve the function of blood vessels and increase blood flow, which can help protect us against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
Laughter reduces pain, increases job performance, connects people emotionally, and improves the flow of oxygen to the heart and brain.
Laughter is the best medicine. We’ve heard the expression time and again. For decades, researchers have explored how humor helps patients relieve stress and heal.
SOUNDS familiar huh? It’s an old saying which almost everybody can agree with. We often laugh at funny things; laugh at humorous real life situations; laugh at other people’s trying hard jokes and super cute effects. Sometimes we shout and laugh at our own problems and sometimes people around us think we are crazy. But you know laughter is truly beneficial to our health. Just the usual ha-ha-ha mixed with a smile will relax our muscles.
The Dr. Laura Blog
In my opinion, laughter really is the best medicine. Like a steam bath, it opens up all your pores and lets the bad stuff roll out. That’s why I use humor on the air – it’s a diagnostic which makes your body, psyche, and soul all feel better.
A group of four nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) who combine their medical background, with their sense of humor and singing talents to create and perform medical parodies of classic and familiar songs.
The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices
World-renowned expert on Medical Quackery and Health Fraud,and founder of The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, which is now located at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Laughter is a powerful tool for combating stress and conflict. It can dissipate anger, sadness and other negative emotions. In addition to making you feel good, laughter can improve your health and make your relationships with others closer and stronger.