Laughing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Laughter is a good thing. Scientists tell us that laughter, humor and joy are an important part of life. Laughing lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, and increases muscle flexion. It increases the circulation of antibodies in the blood stream and makes us more resistant to infection.

It gives you more health benefits, because you can choose to laugh heartily from deep down in the belly. This is important from a health perspective, because laughter acts as a pump and the heartier it is, the bigger its impact. Deep diaphragmatic breathing stimulates the cleansing of the lymphatic system by creating a vacuum effect that pulls the lymph through the bloodstream. This increases the rate of toxic elimination by as much as 15 times the normal rate31. In daily life, deep belly laughter is rare and generally short-lived when it does occur.

So happy laughing at least once a day!! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

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The grandchildren make me laugh. Xxxxx

That I believe ๐Ÿ˜‹how old are they?

Jack is 5 and Frankie is 3. Xxx

Oh my, lol yes that can be an entertaining day with this age lol they keep you on your tops lol ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

I find laughing too much leaves me feeling really uncomfortable as my lungs get hyperinflated. A laugh or two is fine, but if I watch really funny films that have me laughing hard again and again then I really feel like my chest is about to explode for the rest of the day. I wondered if anyone else had noticed this? I think it's part and parcel of having severe emphysema.

I am sorry to hear that you suffer this much. It's understandable that you having problems to laugh.

I have this sometimes but not often.

Really sorry!! But don't give up to smile that's worth something!! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Iโ€™m fortunate in so much Iโ€™m originally from Liverpool and humour is genetic! ๐Ÿ˜œ

Me Too. Keep Happy. xxx

Ooo... which part?

Hi Gorgina, Allerton /Mossley Hill..many many years ago, My family live in Hale, Runcorn , Garston ..Love Caroline xxx

Caroline Iโ€™m originally from Huyton. Now in Berkshire via Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Surrey, London and Kent xx

Ha Ha, I'm a "VIA" also : Wakefield, Yorkshire , Spain 28 Years, Suffolk 1 Year ( enough said), back to Spain. Now in Nottingham, Hubby's Turf. Waiting Double Lung Transplant at QE Birmingham...Had a Big Family Reunion in Liverpool Last Year. When I get New Lungs, I'll Revisit all the Places and More, Stopping in Spain with my Grandkids for awhile . xxx PS, My Scouse Lot are all over the World, we all keep intouch, Cos Scouses do that don't de do..ha Ha xx

Yer dead right de du! I bet your reunion was fun!

I bet youโ€™re looking forward to your new lungs. You must be having a struggle but lots to look forward to. Spain for 28 years is a long time. We have friends in Cossall and visit regularly x

Family come over here to Visit as I can't get there just yet. Oct and Nov. A few of the gang will come and stay with us for a week or so, they all have work there. My other half of my Family, live near Milton Keys so only an hour half away. Yes, It's a Struggle, But my mate Oxy Scouse keeps me going, goes everywhere I go, Follows me when I go Out. On it 20+ hours a day. Keep Smiling and Have a Lovely Sunday...raining here. xxxx

Oxy Scouse is a very good mate to have. Youโ€™ll be โ€˜made upโ€™ when you get your new lungs. Others might not understand the made up bit ๐Ÿ˜€ It must be hard work having visitors but a great distraction and I bet theyโ€™re pleased to see you x

Hi Georgina, Just come back to my Computer, been reading Sunday papers.

Yes,My Daughter and one of my Granddaughters will be here October and and a few for November and Christmas. I can't Wait, can't Hug, kiss or Cuddle them on Skype. I have a large Family in Spain, My Grandchildren are Spanish. They have all been here numerous times since I was Diagnosed (2013) and as my Lungs are Deteriating, no doubt they will come over more often, until I can get myself over there to them, which is my Goal. So many of us on with different stages of COPD, BUT, Everyone is so Brave and keeps our Spirits up as we gee each other Along. Thank you Dear Georgina and Friends. xxxx

Lots of good times to look forward to. Youโ€™ll have a fabulous time. Itโ€™s good they take time to come and see you. Things must have been tough along the way from 2013. Youโ€™ll get there and youโ€™ll be able to enjoy the warmth instead of the rain weโ€™ve got here today.

Youโ€™re right, everyone is very brave. No idea how people do it but someone we do.

I donโ€™t have COPD. I have a rare lung disease with a long name and very few people around the world get it! Trust me!!! Itโ€™s nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis! People think itโ€™s pneumonia related but itโ€™s not.

I reckon we should all be issued with bravery tablets! I think some days I could do with them!!

Enjoy your Sunday xx

Yeah with lots of them!! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ Bless you!!

Thanks Georgina, you too xxx

I am from Manchester and we have a great sense of humour!

I reckon we all need all the humour we can get ๐Ÿ˜€

That's the right spirit ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Vodka? or Bacardi? :) xx

Earl grey tea and green tea! Boring me .....tea total! That hasnโ€™t done me any good so I might start now! ๐Ÿคฃ

Lol good thing! Like to hear more ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

i currently live alone,though out of love for mankind i have adopted a lodger called Hernie and even though i have a 3 bed roomed house with ample space he has decided not to use a spare room but reside with me in an area slightly lower than my belly and diaphragm muscle.i am a great fan of humour and nothing pleases me more than a good belly laugh.Unfortunately Hernie is not of the same disposition and consequently on the first indication of a good belly laugh and to avoid having to stay around to share that laughter he is prone to pop out and do his own thing at it's imminent approach.This is neither amusing for me or indeed friend Hernie.In order to maintain universal equillibriam some amazingly talented people with sharp knives are soon to relocate Hernie to a new home within a suburb called the inner stomach.I am sure that Hernie will enjoy his new home and i will no longer be troubled by my renewed belly laughing.So we will both live happily ever after...................skis,scruffy cat and soon to be gone Hernie

Oh my, I hope you will be better soon again. Best of luck my friend!! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

i fully intend to be melnel but just give me chuckling and sniggering stuff at the moment to be on the safe side,belly laughs are strictly off limit .smiley face as emoji things don't work on my machine x

I love your Humour Skis xxx

Oh dear naughty Hernie! There is a guy in my local pub whose Hernie permanently sticks out but he doesn't seem to be in a hurry to tame him :) He is growing nicely.... xx

I hoped you've packed his bags Ski, he's over stayed his welcome. He doesn't sound very nice and needs to be cut out of your life. Hope you don't have to wait too long. Lilian xxxxxxx

lillian thank you for your concern.hopefully if pre ops next week go well and planned procedure on 16/10 is not postponed friend hernie will once again become part of my inner self.besr wishes,,,,,,,,,,,,,,skis and cat somewhere in spare bedrooms? xxx

Hope pre-ops and everything else goes smoothly. Why are you letting Hernie become part of your inner self? Be Gone I say. Have a good night Skis. Lilian xxxxxx

I went to see "The Play that Went Wrong" in London a couple of weeks ago. My husband said he hadn't heard me laugh so much for years. I was belly laughing until I coughed, many times. A great workout as well as great entertainment. Always did love a fare.

You're so right MELNEL. I feel much better after a good laugh. At the moment i have got a chest infection and it really helps to clear my lungs too. Carolx

Same here I feel it crawling up me, but started already antibiotics and hope it will not stay this long, as for the weather it will stay longer that wet Brrrr cold today!! Yep a good laugh and smile will keep you in check ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

I can believe this we used to have a real good laugh on hear

We can but hope for more laughter in future.

Hi skylark-25 I see you are a new member welcome if you look at Tams posts you will see some very good jokes

I laugh ever such a lot and it serves as extra lung physiotherapy! ๐Ÿ˜€

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