Laugh at a young age to serve yourself in old age


Japanese Nagoya University scientists have discovered that the elderly who do not laugh in their daily lives, can not afford to serve themselves in old age. Kenji Takeuchi, associate professor of preventive medicine at the university’s medical research department, notes that the risk of not being able to serve themselves in old age increases 1.4 times.
He added: We have been following, during 3 years, the case of 14,233 people aged 65 years and over, in order to uncover the relationship between the frequency of laughter and the ability to maintain the strength needed to self-serve oneself without the need for external help.
The participants in this study were divided into four groups based on the number of times they laughed at the fullness of their friends. It became clear to researchers that the risk of losing mobility and self-service to those who admitted that they practically do not laugh is increased by 1.4 times, compared to those who laugh daily.
Kenji Takeuchi believes that the mechanism of this phenomenon may have to be looked for in increasing immunity. He says: «There are data indicating that repeated laughter improves the functions of the immune system and stimulates blood circulation. And I think that such a mechanism works in the general case, when the need for external assistance appears, or the person self-does everything that he needs, and we relied in this study on the degree of dependence of the person, when he is not able to get up and walk on his own, to external help ».
The researchers point out that the results of this study indicate that it can be predicted early that elderly people cannot self-serve, based on a low frequency of laughter.


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