HOW TO LIVE LONGER—LAUGH MORE

Laughing is anti-aging:

Studies show that people who enjoy leisure activity and take the time to have fun are likely to be around longer. They are also likely to have lower blood pressure, lower BMI, weigh less, and produce less of the health-damaging stress hormone cortisol, says sharecare. Researchers don't know for sure why adding a little enjoyment to your life has this effect, “but it may simply be that it reduces stress.” A case in point—an awful lot of people who make their living making others laugh live to a ripe old age.  (Bob Hope and George Burns lived to 100—then there's Phyllis Diller... worth a try so keep smiling!)

How does laughter make you live longer?

Apparently, laughter relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow--by about 22%. Laughing also reduces strain on the heart. Stress, on the other hand, constricts blood flow (by about 35%).

(What laughing does for you-Mayo Clinic). 

Laugh for health reasons

So stop fretting, and start laughing. And if it doesn't come naturally—I Love Lucy is on in the small hours somewhere! Whatever it takes—sharing, caring, and laughing with your favourite people—simply the act of trying to keep a smile on your face, or just beneath the surface, also makes a difference.  A Norwegian study showed that , especially for women, laughing is good medicine. Women who scored high on a humor cognitive component had a 48% less risk of death from all causes.

De-stressing is anti-aging

“That's why,” says skin care expert Maxine Warsh, “I make sure to take the time to have fun. Networking, meeting new friends and sharing are all part of the joys of my life.  

“I also take the time to begin each day with fitness—sometimes with my personal trainer and sometimes with yoga. Meditating to start the day is also part of my anti-aging routine. It's the perfect way to ease stress and stress reduction helps your skin —and is also physically anti-aging in so many ways.

Cortisol and collagen

“As far as skin health is concerned, too much stress boosts cortisol and cortisol boosts inflammation--and inflammation reduces your collagen. Collagen makes connective tissue and if you're suffering too much stress, this affects collagen and elastin—in effect, your entire body including muscles, tendons, joints—and your skin's 'bounce' or springiness factor suffer from too much stress. It's collagen that gives your skin that plump and bouncy look!  Without it, your skin feels drier. It shows fine lines and wrinkles and accelerates the look of aging.

Collagen Correction cream

Collagen Correction improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-Aging from the outside in!

“Boost your collagen and elastin by doing what you can to make your life stress free from the inside out—but don't forget to apply collagen from the outside to help eliminate any fine lines and signs of stress. (My Black Label epiCARE Collagen Correction is marine-based and good for you)!”
 

 

Take care of the 3 R's with Maxine Warsh:
Renew,  Revive, and Rejuvenate!