Laughter: Is It The Best Medicine?

It’s been said that laughter is infectious. The sound of people laughing can be more contagious thaGrevesmühlen, Bekleidungswerk,  Wettbewerbn any other noise in the world. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and it increases happiness and intimacy. It also stimulates healthy physical changes in the body such as: strengthening your immune system, boosting your energy, diminishing pain and elevating stress.1 So, if you are feeling rundown, have a little laugh and put that pep back in your step!

Laughing your butt off can be a blast, but what if your laughing fit turns into an “I can’t breathe,” fit? Then what? If you had Life Alert Protection, you would simply push the button on your emergency pendant and you would receive an emergency response fast! Their dispatch center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days, a week so you never have to worry when you decide to watch Comedy Central!

We all know that laughing feels good, but who knew that it was good for you too? Here are some of the health benefits you could reap the next time you have a good belly aching laugh!

1. Relaxes the body: A good hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after!1

2. Boosts the immune system: Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.1

3. Triggers the release of endorphins: Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can temporarily relieve pain.

4. Protects the heart: Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow which can help to protect you against a heart attack.

Recent studies have shown that adults who have a sense of humor actually live longer! There has also been proof that a good sense of humor could increase your survival rate by 35% should you be diagnosed with a severe disease.2 With all of these positive facts, a good laugh seems like something we should all strive for daily. So grab a friend, head to the comedy club or pop in a funny movie and get ready to reap the rewards!

However, a home invasion, fire or debilitating fall is no laughing matter and for seniors who are living independently this could result in disaster or even death. That is why you need Life Alert. Their no hassle, easy to use medical pendant is weightless and waterproof so you can even wear it in the shower! Should you encounter an emergency, simply push the button on your medical pendant and receive attention fast, 24/7! So laugh in the face of danger, because you have Life Alert Protection. For a free brochure on Life Alert’s services, call 1-800-513-2934.

Works Cited:
1. Smith, Melinda M.A and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” HelpGuide.org. April 2015. < http://www.helpguide.org/articles/emotional-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm&gt;.
2. Gendry, Sebastien. “How Laughter Helps Seniors Stay In Good Health, Good Cheer.” Laughter Online University. < http://www.laughteronlineuniversity.com/laughter-seniors/&gt;.

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Green Tea Please

It seems that some people are always searching for that one special product, food, drink or miracle pill that will keep their bodies as young as their spirits, but does something like that already exist? Believe it or not, you may already be dringreen teaking it! A new study says that people who drink green tea may stave off age related disabilities better than someone who doesn’t.1 Green tea might just be the healthiest drink on the planet.

Knowing how to fuel your body with the right foods and the right exercise will help to keep you healthy longer. However, protecting your healthy body as it ages is just as important too. That’s why you need Life Alert Protection. You can wear their weightless, waterproof pendant around your neck or wrist while you’re in the shower, in the car, or even while you’re sipping on green tea. If an emergency occurs, simply push the HELP button on your medical pendant and you will receive help fast, 24/7!

Along with getting Life Alert Protection, there are more than a handful of health benefits aging seniors can get from drinking green tea every day, according to Authority Nutrition2. After reading these, I have a feeling there will be a mad dash to the supermarket!

1. It Can Improve Your Health: This super drink is loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants. These substances can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. These free radicals are known to play a huge role in aging and all sorts of diseases.

2. It Can Reduce Your Risk of Getting Cancer: Green tea has powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer. Multiple studies have shown that green tea drinkers have a lower risk of various types of cancer including: breast, prostate and colorectal cancer.

3. It May Protect Your Brain From Old Age: The bioactive compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurons and may reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, two of the most common neurodegenerative diseases.

4. It May Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Green tea has been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol, as well as protect the LDL particles from oxidation. Studies have shown that green tea drinkers have up to a 31% lower risk of getting cardiovascular disease.

5. It Can Help You Lose Weight: Recent studies have shown that consumption of green tea leads to increased weight loss. It boosts your metabolic rate thus helping you shed the most dreaded abdominal fat.

6. It Can Help You Live Longer: As a result of drinking green tea, you could be lowering your risk of disease, infection and cancer. So, it only makes sense that this green liquid could help you live longer!

Of course, no one food will guarantee protection from disease, ailments or danger; your health is determined by your lifestyle, your genes and your diet. Adding green tea to your current healthy lifestyle is an added bonus and can help treat your body like a temple. Protect that temple with Life Alert and ensure that you have many more green tea drinking days ahead of you! Encountering a home invasion, fire or major fall could be extremely debilitating for a senior living independently; but they are no match for Life Alert’s quick acting emergency pendant. Dispatchers are always standing by, 24/7, and they ensure help will get sent to you fast! Green tea may be good for the inside of your body, but Life Alert is good for the outside of your body! For a free Life Alert brochure, call 1-800-513-2934.

Works Cited:

1. Takeda, Allison. “Is Green Tea the Elixir of Youth?” Everyday Health. 6 February 2012. < http://www.everydayhealth.com/senior-health/0206/is-green-tea-the-elixir-of-youth.aspx&gt;.
2. Gunnars, Kris. “10 Proven Benefits of Green Tea.” Authority Nutrition. <http://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-green-tea/&gt;.