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DEMCO wants you to know......

Laughter is a form of drug PREVENTION

Why don’t cats like online shopping? They prefer a cat-a-logue.

What do you call a tiger that drinks lemonade? A sour puss.

What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground beef.

What is a cat’s favorite song? Three Blind Mice.

Children laugh because they are still living in the heightened state of optimism and faith;

Rather than finding ways to make children laugh, buying toys to keep them laughing or providing surprises to provoke a laugh; adults should be spending more time finding ways to maintain their laughter so it remains a part of whom they are.

We should look at our children laughing at the way it feels it feel wind on their face, sand in their shoes and water on their toes – and wonder why we too don’t laugh at the same things anymore.

  • Laughter has the same benefits of a cardio workout! It gets your heart pumping and burns the same amount of calories as walking. Not to mention, it lowers LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol.

  • It strengthens your immune system. Studies show that laughing can boost your NK (natural killer) cells. NK cells are a type of white blood cell that play a major role in fighting off viruses and bacteria.

  • Reduced stress. Cortisol and epinephrine are two of the hormones that are released when your body is exposed to stress. Long-term release of these hormones can lead to depression, anxiety, weight gain, and increase your risk of heart disease. Laughing reduces the stress hormones in your body, which opens up blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.

  • The benefits last. Laughter is spontaneous and there are so many different types. Studies show that the effects of “mirthful” laughter can last 24 hours. Arteries stay relaxed and stress levels stay low.

Get high off of life, love and joy!!

No need to use drugs , or smoke, or drink alcohol and other substances, find something to laugh about, watch a comedy, take a walk----- It's PREVENTION!

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