ARTICLES / General /Laughter
is the Best Medicine/
By Helen Hunter, ACSW, LSW
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.