How does laughter make you healthier?

Ok, this is the first article! I know, I know… It’s first article and you probably don’t expect much, but just read this! 😀

Friends who have a great sense of humor is always a pleasure to have, they not only keep you laughing but also healthy. Laughing is much more contagious when compared to a sneeze or a yawn. Watch all the super funny movies, stand up comedians, TV shows that keep you laughing until your stomach hurts.

Laughing keeps you healthy and here’s how,

  1. Less Blood Pressure: Laughter keeps your blood vessels flowing with ease, thus reducing blood pressure and the risk of stroke
  2. Stress hormones: Reduces the stress hormone production, keeping you less stressed and anxious. Take a break from your work for a couple of minutes, read a funny joke and share with your colleagues and ensure a stress free work environment
  3. Ab workout: Laughing works similar to an ab workout, it contracts and expands the muscles in your stomach. During which the other muscles relax from the strain they have been in. Make your ab work enjoyable and fun.
  4. Improves your heart: This is also a cardio workout, a perfect physical activity for people who cannot exercise due to an injury or illness. It gets your heart pumping and burns a similar amount of calories per hour as walking at a slow to moderate pace. So, laugh your heart into health.
  5. Boosts immunity: Laughing helps in boosting your T cells, that are specialized immune system cells waiting in your body for activation. Stay immune by laughing through all your illness and helping your T cells get activated and charged.
  6. Pain Free: Endorphins are released when you are laughing, they are our body’s natural painkillers. They will even help in easing chronic pain and relax your body
  7. Social additives: You will notice friends or couples who tend to have more have a stronger relationship. This also is an attractive feature in an individual, I mean his/her sense of humor. A team with a couple of good humored folks will enhance the teamwork and achieve success.
  8. Strengthens you emotionally: Laughing helps you build your courage and strength and give you a new sense of hope. Helps you become an optimist, keeps you far away from sadness, disappointments and loss. Changes your perspective by allowing you to see situations in a more practical and logical way than treating it as a threat.

Laugh away your worries, sorrows, illness, disappointments and look at your life in a more positive way. Build your social circles, increase the number of friends and impress your spouse by working your humor skills. Start with a smile and you will be amazed at where you will land.

And this is for your laughter:

Sample meal

Healthy breakfast ideas

Give yourself a healthy start, and begin that with a healthy breakfast. It’s understandable that mornings are real busy, and you will not have enough time to whisk up a healthy breakfast in no time. This article provides you with some healthy quick and easy breakfast ideas.

Healthy breakfast

  1. Eggs and a Toast: Now for sure this can be done in a couple of minutes. Cook the eggs sunny side, make sure to cook the yolks, Toast your bread and use avocado as a spread and make it a sandwich. Wash it down with orange juice, this leads you to a great start.
  2. Scrambled Eggs with Veggies: Our refrigerators are always stacked with eggs and leftover veggies, Whisk your eggs and put them all together in a pan, scramble them with a little seasoning of salt, pepper and cayenne.
  3. Breakfast at Mexico: Easiest breakfast, use a whole wheat tortilla, toast it slightly and take it off the heat. Scramble eggs, add a cup of canned black beans, a couple of spoons of shredded cheese and salsa for a quick fry them all and wrap it in the tortilla. You don’t even have to sit and eat it, wrap up the burrito in a foil and get going.
  4. Blend Away: This can be the best way to start your day, fresh fruits such as strawberries, protein filled yogurt, and a cup of milk and a dash of vanilla for flavor blend it all up and have the freshest kick to your day with a Smoothie.
  5. Muffins: Blueberry muffins, sound yummy right? This is the easiest breakfast, blueberries have enormous amounts of antioxidants that will prevent us from aging. Store bought or homemade, it’s still a healthy breakfast.
  6. Cereals: This one is by far the easiest one, all you will need is a bowl and milk. It will be great if you can add in a bunch of fruits like strawberry, blueberries, bananas, apple, raspberries, etc. These additions will add a wholesomeness to your breakfast.
  7. Smoked Salmon Toast: Whole wheat toast a couple of slices of salmon, cream cheese, an egg sunny side up gives us a healthy sandwich that also will help us keep a check on our weight
  8. Oatmeal with Berries: Oats contain soluble fiber that will keep you full, even past your lunch hour, include a bunch of berries and walnuts to make this rich in nutrients.
  9. Waffles: Whip up whole grain waffles for that crispy, crunchy waffle and enjoy it with a big drizzle of maple syrup and cherries. The whole grain will help in reducing your weight, decreases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes too.
  10. Pancakes with almond butter: Mix in a pancake batter using whole wheat flour and almond butter. Including almond or almond butter during your breakfast will keep your blood sugar levels steady.

Sample of healthy breakfast

Make sure you do not miss out the most important meal of the day. Indulge in a healthy diet and break your fast with these amazingly simple and easy recipes. This hopefully gives you a great start to your busy day.

Winter tips

How to stay healthy in winter?

Yes, yes – I know! It’s not a winter! But who cares? So, winter is probably one of those seasons that everybody loves (especialy – me :D). There are so many ways a person can enjoy his/her time in the winter season.

The reasons behind its popularity:

  1. You can wear that stylish jacket you bought a few months ago. Now is the time to showcase your style statement.
  2. Winter is the season to stay indoor, inside your blanket and let the time pass by.
  3. It is also a fact that in the winter season our digestive system functions better. So it is a great season for all the foodies.

Now clearly it is a season that comes with lots of happiness. But also one should keep in mind that sometime Winter season can be hard on us. Some find it incredibly annoying and they just want the season to end.

There are some worrying health issues that winter season brings with it.
Following are the challenges one may experience in the winter season:-

  1. The sore throat is a common problem in winter season. This is mostly caused by virus infections.

Although if you keep moving from a heated environment to chilly environment outside you might end up with a sore throat at the end of the day.

  1. Asthma is another common problem some people experience in winter season especially.
  2. Many people experience itchy skin in winter season. The intensity may vary from person to person.
  3. Some people experience joint pain in winter season. The intensity of disease like Arthritis goes up. The playful season becomes very painful for people who have them.
  4. It is also the season when a heart attack occurs the most. As the temperature goes down, the arteries become constricted and as a result the blood circulation gets affected.

The good news is, there are some steps that can be taken to prevent ourselves from the worst and keep enjoying the Winter season.

Below are the steps that one can follow to stay healthy throughout the Winter season:

  1. Vitamin C and winterOne should have a proper diet. One should try to eat food that is rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to boost our immune system.
  2. We should keep our hands clean all the time. This is important because in the winter season we tend to sneeze and cough more frequently.
  3. One should sleep well in winter, because sleeping increases the rate of regeneration of WBC (white blood cells) which are assigned to fight all the viruses.
  4. For people with ASTHMA they should go out with a scarf over the nose and mouth.

They should also never forget to take their inhalers with them.

  1. One should always try to engage himself/herself in more activities. This helps to keep the body warm and healthy.
  2. People tends to forget to drink enough water in the winter season. It is just because the thirst level of a person decreases immensely during winter. But that does not mean the requirement of water is not the same for winter season. That is why we do need to drink water frequently in winter season to avoid any sort of dehydration.

There are health concerns in winter season, that is for sure. But with right precautions we can easily stay clear from all the troubles and make the most of the season. So the time has come for us to start practicing it in a regular manner and stay healthy throughout the year.