Month: May 2016

Positivity Life Bloopers Reel – Because Laughter is Good for YOU!

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Hey Positivity Lifers,

Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “Laughter is good for the soul.” Forty years of scientific studies on laughter has shown that laughter is truly is good for the heart, mind, body, spirit and relationships (*see below for infographic link). Last week we shared our recent podcast, “The Laughter Wellness Method, w/ Sebastian Gendry,” Founder/CEO of Laughter Online University and Laughter Consultants. On the podcast he shared the many health and wellness benefits of laughter.

Since laughter promotes wellbeing, we decided to release another reel of Positivity Life Bloopers. These are outtakes from our recent Quick Wins Vlog, “7 Big Whys for Outside Exercise” CLICK HERE to watch this first. During the filming we had some crazy moments and a few good laughs (little did we know, it was improving our health – hahaha)! Between our barking dog, our sluggish teleprompter, a low-flying airplane, our own ADHD brains, and an out of control case of the giggles, our VLOG creation was quite a circus that day. We hope it brings you a few grins and maybe even a few, big hearty, health promoting, belly laughs! Here’s to your health!!!

Watch our Positivity Life BLOOPERS REEL HERE.

BLOOPERS (from "Seven Whys for Outside Exercise")

We finally did get our act together and recorded our Quick Wins Vlog,

“7 Big Whys for Outside Exercise.” You can watch it here:

https://www.positivitylife.com/7-big-whys-for-outside-exercise/

You can also watch this awesome TED talk about the wellness benefits of laughter.

Happier in 5 Minutes | Ida Abdalkhani | TEDxOhioStateUniversity

Celebrating your good health and happiness!

Thanks for joining us on the journey to a POSITIVITY LIFE!

*For an awesome infographic, from Laughter Online University, about the many benefits of laughter, CLICK HERE! http://www.laughteronlineuniversity.com/research/

For additional Positivity Life Blogs about the wellness benefits of good humor and laughter, check out the following links:

Laughter is Still the Best Medicine https://www.positivitylife.com/laughter-is-still-the-best-medicine/

Humor is Healing https://www.positivitylife.com/humor-is-healing/

Season 1 Episode 14: The Laughter Wellness Method with Sebastien Gendry

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sebastien Gendry is an international expert in laughter for wellness and wellbeing. He has over 11 years of full-time experience working with thousands of people on four continents. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes, ABC Good Morning America, National Public Radio, and many more national media. He is the creator of the Laughter Wellness method, an interactive practice focused on developing a positive attitude and designed to improve physical, mental, emotional and especially social wellbeing and integration. Sebastien currently dedicates most of his time running The Laughter Consultants, a team of professional wellbeing experts, as well as The Laughter Online University, a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Therapy, with students in 33 countries.

Sebastien played a major role in introducing Laughter Yoga in North America and other countries in the mid 2000s. He currently dedicates most of his time running The Laughter Consultants a team of professional wellbeing experts, as well as The Laughter Online University, a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Wellness, Laughter Yoga.

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If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show. For short video on how to leave a rating and review, click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Positivity Life Podcast Season 1 Episode 14 – SHOW NOTES:

After 3 years of a stress burnout, Sebastien began a journey to find ways to feel more happy in life. He studied many healing methods for body, mind, and spirit, such as energy work, yoga, and various naturopathic healing methods. At last he came to learn of community laughter clubs, around the world. The method began in India and is now practiced world-wide.

On this podcast, Sebastien shares the following ideas:

*5 Ways to tap into joy (sing, dance, laugh, play and everything else).

*Joy exists in the present moment and is a personal choice.

*Different ways to enjoy the healing benefits of laughter.

*The 10th annual laughter conference (attendees include health care professionals, business professionals, teachers and other service professionals, and many others who are committed to spreading wellness and wellbeing through laughter, joy and positivity.

*The benefits of laughter on physical health, mental health, social health, emotional health and spiritual health.

*Laughter utilizes both hemispheres of the brain and therefore boosts creativity and togetherness.

*Laughter benefits emotional health as it releases the feel-good-hormones: Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins.

*Laughter connects people socially as it gives them an opportunity to validate each other and reinforce social integration.

*Spirituality is also improved because laughter boosts all of the qualities that help people to become a better version of who they are and who they want to become.

*The brain, in a state of positivity, is 28 – 33% more productive than the brain in a neutral or negative state.

*Laughter improves immune function as it helps move lymph throughout the body 10 – 15 times faster.

*40 years of documented laughter research has shown that laughter is a powerful form of complimentary medicine.

*Physical Benefits of laughter have been validated and documented and are reliable and sustainable (and free).

Choosing to laugh in the face of adversity is a declaration of independence that stress, anxiety, fear, and hate have not and will not win. ~Sebastien Gendry

For additional Positivity Life Blogs about the wellness benefits of laughter, check out the following links:

Laughter is Still the Best Medicine https://www.positivitylife.com/laughter-is-still-the-best-medicine/

Humor is Healing https://www.positivitylife.com/humor-is-healing/

From Sebastien Gendry’s website:

Laughter Wellness Method: There Is A New Frontier In Wellness

 

We didn’t really know until recently how to use laughter as a sound and reliable therapeutic tool, but we do now and the results are unbelievable. There is an untapped force, contained within us, that has the power to totally change our lives. All we have to do in order to unlock this secret, is to simply start using it. The Laughter Wellness method shows you how to safely and reliably unlock the many healing benefits of laughter throughout people’s lifespan. It’s a unique, engaging, uplifting, stress-relieving, and fun whole-body well-being workout.

 

DA Sense of Humor

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Season1-Episode13: Seven BIG WHYS for Outside Exercise! [Podcast]

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Seven Whys for Outside Exercise


Hey Positivity Lifers!

Today’s QUICK WINS VLOG is about getting outside to exercise. Exercising outside daily is a great habit – one that can increase longevity and overall health and wellness.

Several years ago Rick wanted to begin a more consistent daily exercise program. Knowing that it’s easy to over exercise and then burnout when you first begin a new fitness program. Rick decided to start small – really small! In fact he only did one pushup per day (3 sets of one pushup, to be precise). I hate to admit it but I laughed when he first told me of his plan because I knew he was capable of more than one pushup. He told me that he was following a method. It was his own method, which he calls THE ONE PUSHUP METHOD and that his primary focus, at that beginning point, was just to build a habit – one that was easily repeatable and one that he would miss if he didn’t do it. Every week he increased his pushups and increased his routine. Now he exercises for about an hour 5 or 6 times per week. His one pushup method played a key role helping him establish that consistent habit of exercise. As often as possible, he does that exercise outside.

Most of us already know that getting outside to exercise has great health benefits, yet sometimes it can still be hard to find the motivation to establish that habit.

Here are 7 Big WHYs for outside exercise:

  1. Vitamin D (AKA the Sunshine Vitamin). We can get it from a dietary supplement, however the most beneficial form of Vitamin D is directly from sunlight. It only takes 10 – 20 minutes of mid-day sun to get what we need. Vitamin D helps our bodies in so many ways. It helps regulate the absorption of calcium, it helps reduce our chances of developing heart disease, it improves our immune system, it can help prevent many forms of cancer and has even been shown to help alleviate depression. For more information about the benefits of Vitamin D, click HERE.
  2. Cardiovascular healthBeing physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke (the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers). To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association’s recommendationgetting a minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of both). Other organizations recommend one hour per day. If that sounds like too much, remember Rick’s one pushup method and start small, if you need to. Even just 10 minutes of outdoor exercise can be a great place to start.DailyExerciseAffirmation6
  3. Walking.One of the easiest exercises to do outside in nature is walking (And it sure beats walking on a treadmill). Besides all of the outdoor beauty that you get to enjoy when you’re walking, this easy exercise also builds up your calf muscle (sometimes called the Venus Heart). Did you know that your calf muscle is the second half of your cardio system? It’s important that we get it pumping everyday through walking. You can learn more about the benefits of walking on our Positivity Life Podcast, episode 10 with cardio/vascular expert, Steve Talbot.
  4. Fresh air is another one of the great perks of exercising outside. Indoor air can be full of dust and mold and other impurities. Freshly oxygenated outdoor air helps to clean our lungs and helps us get rid of toxins. Fresh air produces a healthy mind, clean lungs, and can give us a feeling of calm. There is just no substitute for fresh air.
  5. Socialize while you exercise! Have you noticed that exercise is always easier and more fun when you have a friend along? Conversation, laughter and socializing with an exercise buddy has a ton of health benefits and can greatly improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Besides that, exercising with a friend increases our motivation to do it again.
  6. Endorphins! Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins – those feel good hormones that stay with us and increase our well being throughout the day.
  7. Replenish. Exercise helps us detach from daily stressors and gives us a chance to replenish our reserves. Life can be busy for all of us and we need to take time to renew. Exercise gives us a chance to “refill our cup” so that there’s more of us to give to others, especially when busy careers and our family life call for our very best.

So start today and build a new habit of getting energized through daily exercise (outdoors, whenever possible).

For a good laugh on us, check out our Positivity Life BLOOPERS REEL (the one made from our crazy attempts to put this vlog together). Like exercise, laughter is also good for you, so we hope our bloopers bring you a few grins and maybe even some hearty, health promoting, big belly laughs!

THIS QUICK WINS VLOG from Positivity Life is not meant to replace medical advice. Always consult your physician before starting any new treatment or exercise program.

 

Daily Affirmation – Acts of Kindness

Did you know that research shows that altruistic people tend to be happier? It’s true! People who do volunteering and/or do daily acts of kindness report higher levels of happiness. The more service they give, the higher their happiness level. Webster describes altruistic people as those who are unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of … Read more