Why Laughing is Healthy

link to article: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/28/why-laughing-is-healthy/

A recent study by researchers from the Loma Linda University measured the brain activity of 31 subjects while watching a funny video and when they watched a stressful video.  They found an elevated level of gamma activity by using an electroencephalography, don't ask me how to pronounce it,  the shortened word is EEG.  It can help with recalling information and it can reduce blood pressure, stress and pain.

I think this is really cool! I will find this useful when I am asked about why I am always laughing at Youtube videos on my Ipod.  With laughter caused by the funny videos decreasing blood pressure and stress it could be used as a treatment for people with a lot of stress and very high blood pressure.   People could use this to give a small relaxation break from a stressful project or studying for a major test.  Find some funny videos.  

I am definitely going to remember this for any situation that I become stressed out and need a break or if I scare myself playing a scary game and need a break.

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