Excerpt from Laughter May Be The Best Medicine Cheryl Nason, BS, MEd. Here are some results of research into the relationship between


Excerpt from Laughter May Be The Best Medicine
Cheryl Nason, BS, MEd.
Here are some results of research into the relationship between stress, work and wellness.
1. Forty five percent of a sample of coronary patients spent more than 60 hours per week on their job.
2. Job stress has been associated with high cholesterol levels, increased heart rate and increased smoking.
3. Blood pressure was higher among employees who said they “did not understand” what was expected of them.
4. “Responsibility for people” on a job is more likely to lead to heart disease than having responsibility for things.
The positive emotions such as hope, faith, love and laughter have a direct effect on your health. Laughter is not only good medicine, it is also good business. Because laughter and play have been shown to relax tense individuals, humor may be the ultimate weapon for combating stress and preventing burnout.
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