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The Bible
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" (Proverbs 17:22, NIV).
Science has finally caught up with these words in the Bible that King Solomon wrote some 3,000 years ago.
The following report is from The Week magazine: "Laughter is good for your health-and now scientists know why. Researchers at the University of Maryland found that when 20 healthy volunteers smiled and guffawed while watching the comedy, Kingpin, their blood flow increased by 22 percent, about the same increase caused by aerobic exercise. But when volunteers watched tension-filled scenes from Saving Private Ryan, their blood flow decreased 35 percent.
"The researchers say that laughing apparently causes the endothelium, the tissue that lines blood vessels, to expand, which increases blood flow. Laughter may also improve arterial health by reducing mental stress, which constricts vessels and cuts blood flow. A healthy lifestyle-researcher Michael Miller tells New Scientist-would include 30 minutes of exercise three times a week, and 15 minutes of hearty laughter each day."
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What is laughter?

It is something that you do when you are happy and you let out giggles, laughs, or possibly a fart or two...
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What is a good introduction for a speech about laughter?

1) maybe you could start by just laughing 2) or you could tell a joke and get your audience laughing (or try to ;D) After the laughing has ceased just go straight into yo
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Why is laughter good?

Researchers have found out the following benefits to laughing. Sohas my foot. 1. Laughing reduces stress (of course!) 2. Laughing boosts your immune system. 3. Laughing rel