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Guest Blogger: The benefits of a few good laughs

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

When I turn on the news on television, it seems like there’s a lot more bad news than good news.

Whether we’re talking about the debt problem we’re having in the US or the riots in England and other problems in Europe, Asia, and Africa, it seems like there’s a lot more bad things going on than there is good.

Even if it’s not big news that makes the headlines, it also seems like in our regular ever day lives, that bad things that happen seem more significant than the good things. Then we look in the mirror to notice the frown lines and what looks to be an upset or angry face.

An English psychologist named Robert Holden suggested that the best way to deal with these kinds of things is through laughter therapy.

Young children are said to laugh about 600 times a day. Adults only laugh 6 times a day. However, with some effort, even an adult can learn to laugh as often as a child does.

According to Dr. Holden, laughing helps decrease stress and is beneficial to your health. A minute of laughing has the health benefits of 10 minutes of aerobic exercise, like bicycling.

It isn’t possible to live through life with absolutely no bad experiences. Everyone goes through some period of negativity.

However, it is important to be able to laugh.

It is good to laugh, it’s proven to be good for your health.

I will make an effort to have laughter in cleaning your clothing.

I hope that this week will be full of laughter for you.

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Jean Youn is the owner of Value Village Cleaners at 912 West Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale 91202. For details on services, coupons and more, check out the Value Village Cleaners website  here. 

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