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Los Angeles, California based Recreation and Humor Therapist Roberta Gold's Laughter for the Health of it
programs for networking groups was developed as the result of studies such as those conducted by the American Psychological Association
. Specifically, research has begun to clearly illustrate that
"..researchers have known that behavioral and psychological events can influence the immune system. But now new research shows that the immune system sends signals to the brain "that potently alter neural activity and thereby alter everything that flows from neural activity, mainly behavior, thought and mood," said Maier, professor of psychology at the University of Colorado.
In a real, true sense, stress makes you physically sick," explained Maier. "In addition, many of the changes over time in mood and cognition from day to day are driven by events in the immune system of which we are unaware."
As we age, it is more important than ever that we do whatever we can to ensure we maintain optimal health. Learning to laugh at the challenges of growing older can result in overall health and wellbeing improvements, no matter your age.