Spread a new contagion

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I say spread a new contagion… The world is in a state of panic with the spread of the Coronavirus. We are being told stay 6 feet away from others, wash our hands, wipe down surfaces and even lockdown. 

Panic has caused runs on grocery stores, depleting supplies of toilet paper, bread, milk and meat shortages.

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  • During a laugh, respiration, heart rate and blood pressure temporarily rise. This causes oxygen to surge through the bloodstream that then results in lower blood pressure.
  • Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
  • Laughter reduces pain and allows toleration of discomfort.  Laughter reduces blood sugar levels, increasing glucose tolerance in diabetics and non-diabetics alike.
  • Laughter relaxes the whole body, relieving tension and stress. It has been shown that following a good, hearty laugh, muscles in the body are relaxed for up to 45 minutes afterward.
  • Laughing burns calories – laughter is sometimes referred to as “inner jogging”. A hearty laugh gives the muscles of the face, chest, shoulders, stomach and diaphragm a good workout.

*From caregiver.com

Laughter also helps to create a positive mood. It allows the expression of happiness and the release of anxiety. Humor eases tension and is a great antidote to a stressful situation.

Spread a new contagion…

Live, laugh, love

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