I will begin this entry by urging you to THINK FOR YOURSELF. The socialized health care system being forced on Americans will begin to have increasingly negative impact on us as this year proceeds. We will see that insurance costs are higher and quality of care is lower. Therefore, it’s a great time to THINK about what you can do for yourself to get healthy , and stay well.
Many physicians are now retiring early, leaving practice for other professions, or establishing a “Concierge Practice” in which they provide general care on an affordable cash-only basis. I wonder if they used our “Stay Healthy” program that I began 29 years ago as a model? Oh well, imitation is a true form of flattery. Those of you who receive your care here via our Stay Healthy Plan, understand that not only do you receive your regular chiropractic adjustments, but ongoing “coaching” on healthy lifestyles AND lots of jokes and laughter. So, I wonder if you ever considered why I include humor and laughter in the care I provide? There are simply two reasons;
1. It dramatically increases your odds of healing and staying well.
2. It keeps my work fun, and I do a better job when I’m having fun!
I will summarize an article from the website HELPGUIDE.org for you to consider. Then, THINK FOR YOURSELF!
-Good hearty laughter relieves physical stress and tension, leaving muscles relaxed for up to 45v minutes.
-Laughter decreases stress hormones and improves immune system function, thus increasing resistance to illness and disease.
-Laughter triggers the release of endorphins. This hormone creates a sense of well being and provides temporary pain relief.
-Laughter protects the heart. A University of Maryland study found that stress reduces blood flow by an average of 35%. Laughter increases blood flow by an average of 22%.
-Laughter eases negative emotions.
-Laughter increases energy, allowing you to stay focused and accomplish more.
-When you laugh with one another a more positive bond is formed. This buffers against stress, disagreements and disappointments.
TIPS ON HOW TO USE HUMOR & LAUGHTER;
-Watch a funny movie or TV show. Better yet, read an inspirational or funny book.
-Quit watching the television blues (news).
-Seek out funny people to associate with.
-Stay away from negative people as much as possible. Remember, misery loves company!
-Share a good joke or funny story with others.
-Play with a pet.
-Be spontaneous! Do something silly and /or fun. WARNING! Keep it legal!
-SMILE. Then go out in public and just SMILE at people you pass. Watch how they SMILE back. Notice how that feels inside.
-Count your blessings.
-Bring humor into random conversations. Ask someone …”what’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you?”
-Laugh at yourself. Laugh off troubles.
-Watch small children play and be more like them. Theirs is a world of POSSIBILITIES, not limitations.
BE HAPPY AND LAUGH OFTEN! RESIST TYRANNY, THINK FOR YOURSELF!