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!)

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'm very lucky to be able to do what I do for a living!”
 

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%).  

Laugh for health reasons

So stop working, 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 favorite people, or as you teach your four-legged friend new tricks—trying to keep a smile on your face, or just beneath the surface, is a top anti-aging tip.

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