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Go ahead, laugh about it! (Benefits of smiling and laughing)

After spending the weekend with my beautiful wife, my brother and my sister-in-law, and my sister and her boyfriend, I realized how much fun we had.  It is so important to have moments where you laugh and smile with the ones you love, or even by yourself!  Smiling and laughter have been proven to reduce stress levels.  This is done through the secretion of endorphins into the blood system, which act as natural painkillers.  Laughter also reduces the amount of cortisol in the body, which reduces the amount of stress the body experiences.  Stress is something that everybody experiences in one way or another, and to varying levels.  Finding methods of stress relief are very important to overall health and wellness.  When the body experiences stress, there is a release of cortisol by the adrenal glands.  Cortisol acts to suppress the immune system, increase blood sugar levels, and even decrease bone formation.  Experiencing high levels of stress for a prolonged period of time intensifies these effects and leads to long term dysfunction and a state of disease in the body.  What else can help with high stress levels, and also releases endorphins into the blood system?  Hmmmmm, that’s a tough question.  Oh, I know…ADJUSTMENTS!  Chiropractic adjustments, while working to actively increase overall range of motion in the spine and extremities as well as unblock nerve pathways that get restricted by subluxations, also release endorphins and enkephalins into the blood system.  That’s amazing! So keep on laughing and smiling to help combat everyday and long-term stress.  Make it a point, each day, to laugh and smile, either with friends and family, or even on your own, watching a funny video on Youtube, or checking out the latest batch of memes from your favorite website.  Be sure to get adjusted as well.  The release of these hormones are only one benefit of a chiropractic adjustment.  Commit to a wellness plan that allows you to take control of your life, and lets you live it stress free. Keep on laughing, and live your life to the fullest, we can help!  To find out more benefits of adjustments, stay tuned to our weekly blog, and feel free to contact us in the comment section below, or give us a call!

Dr. Kosik

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  1. Carolynn says
    Feb 24, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    Excellent advice!!!!!

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