Laugh for the Health of It

Series: Stress Recess

Description: Did you know that hearty laughter releases endorphins which are more potent than morphine? In her funny, upbeat style, Rosemary will share with you the many benefits of hearty laughter.  Laughter enhances respiration and circulation, oxygenates the blood, and activates the immune system.  And smiling is the ultimate anti-depressant.  Laughter and smiling are vital to our good health and although they're simple, they're not always easy.  In this entertaining session, you will learn what humor is, where we get it and why humor is a resource we should not leave to chance.


Positive humor does not merely protect you from illness; it promotes wellness.  It's good medicine!  Enjoy this lively, funny presentation as you learn to laugh for the health of it.

Length: One hour

Contact Hours Awarded: 1.0

Successful Completion: Your continuing education certificate will be available to print after you view the entire presentation and complete the online evaluation form.

Program Goals: The goal of this educational activity is to provide nurses with an understanding of the benefits of humor and laughter and to learn how to effectively use humor to improve health, maintain balance and foster interpersonal relationships.

Program Objectives:
1. Learner will be able to identify humor.
2. Learner will be able to explain why we use humor intentionally.
3. Learner will be able to explain how we use humor effectively.

Accreditation Info: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Conflict of Interest: None

Approval Period: Expires: 3/29/2014

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