Importance of laughter for healthy living

advantages and disadvantages of laughter and allowing yourself to have fun is good for your health
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Nataliebarry,New Zealand,Researcher
Published Date:13-07-2017
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Laughter’s Healthy Benefits The Healing Power of Laughter Sharon Johnson Oregon State University Extension 1„„„„„„„ Use Laughter to Improve Your Life and Your Health Laughter… improves our sense of well-being reduces tension, depression, anger lowers stress levels reduces blood pressure exercises hearts strengthens the immune system reduces pain and more… 2„„„„„ Humor … Many types Overlapping types Varying deliveries Cultural variance Regional variance 3Humor helps… Question: What is black and white and read all over? Answer: Nope, it’s not “a newspaper.” It s “an embarrassed zebra”. Or maybe it’s a ________. 4„ What makes you laugh? “A Kangaroo mom with seven babies in her pouch told another kangaroo mom…“these sleepovers are killing me.” Sydney Cervantes Age 10 5„ What makes you laugh? Everyone who has ever walked into a child’s room, barefoot, late at night, hates Legos. Ward Johnson, young father of two children under age four 6What makes you laugh? 7Does this make you laugh? Realizing that their home just wasn’t big enough with a new baby in the house, little Johnny’s parents discussed moving to a bigger one. Little Johnny sat patiently listening to his parents, then piped in, “It’s no use. She’ll just follow us anyway. “ 8Laughter changes as you age… As the years go by… “People are less considerate—so many of them speak in whispers. What do they think I am a lip reader?” “And people who used to be my own age are getting so much older” 9Types of humor… as varied as the people who laugh 10„„„„ „„„„ Types of Humor: Find one that fits for you…find several Parody Black humor Satire Irony Slapstick Dry humor and comedy puns Absurd/ Sarcasm nonsense humor 11„„ Parody Bringing imperfections to light Example: celebrity roasts 12Other examples… Yo’ mama jokes “Yo mama so fat she eats wheat thicks” Laugh at life jokes I live in my own little world. But it’s okay—they know me here. 13Satire Written expression of personal and social flaws; ridicule Satirists: Erma Bombeck Dave Barry Molly Ivans 14„„ Examples… Question: A child, an honest politician and Santa Claus all spot a 20 on the ground. Who picks it up? Answer: The child. The other two don’t exist. 15Other examples of satire… Headlines “North Korea Enjoys Nuclear Talks” “Anti-Homosexuality Sermon Suspiciously Well- Informed” 16Dry Humor/Puns Clever wit Play on words Mark Twain Will Rogers Groucho Marx Garrison Keillor 17Examples of dry humor/puns Top Ten ‘Old Folks’ Party Games 5. Red Rover, Red Rover, the 10. Musical Recliners Nurse Says It’s 0ver 9. Spin the Bottle of 4. Kick the Bucket Mylanta 3. 20 Questions Shouted into 8. Hide and Go Pee Your Good Ear 7. Simon Says Something 2. Pin the Toupee on the Bald Incoherent Guy 6. Doc, Doc Goose 1. “Sag, You’re It” 18„ Irony Two concepts or events, which when paired together, come to mean the opposite 19Examples of Irony “My wild oats…have turned to prunes and All-Bran” “Forget health food, I’m at the age where I need all the preservatives I can get.” 20

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