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Laughter is the Best Medicine

By Helen Hunter, ACSW, LSW
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Deal with stress: Stress is major impediment to humor and laughter.
Pay attention to children and emulate them: They are the experts on playing, taking life lightly and laughing!!
Here is a simple prescription for a healthy life:
Thirty minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week, and 15 minutes of laughter on a daily basis!!
The bottom line – laughter may just be the best medicine on the market today!



Helen Hunter, ACSW, LSW is an independent geriatric social worker consultant trainer and spiritual director. Ms. Hunter is also a published author and has had numerous articles published in local and national magazines and journals, focusing on elder care and family care issues. Helen served as the medical social worker and outreach coordinator for the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida in Naples, Florida, before returning with her family to her hometown in Central New Jersey in 2009 to care for her mother, who has Parkinson Disease. Ms. Hunter is licensed as a social worker in the states of New Jersey, Connecticut, New York and Florida and can be reached via e-mail at:


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