Maintaining Humor in Challenging Situations
Dr. McCoy Moretz and the team at F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills wish you and your loved ones the best during these trying times as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives. It is our goal to continue connecting with our clients during these times as we deal with the pressures of social distancing, self-quarantining and other dramatic life changes. However, in addition to following guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the spread of the virus, it is also important to maintain good humor and a positive disposition during these trying times.
We’ve all heard before that laughter is the best medicine. That’s not to say that any amount of laughter will preclude the need for a necessary prescription or doctor visit, but how much does humor impact our mental wellbeing? Equally important is understanding the role that laughter, humor and positivity play in the healing processing. This is why we wanted to share this latest article on the connection of humor and laughter to a healthy immune system.
Humor’s Role in Immune Function
Relatively new research in an ongoing study on the role of humor and laughter in health indicates that both may play a role in supporting a strong immune system. Research regarding humor and healing is still considered tentative, with more studies needed before broader claims can be made on the effect of humor and laughter in health outcomes. Regardless, initial studies are still promising and support the belief that at least some degree of positivity is relevant in maintaining physical, mental and spiritual wellness. This is true whether it be from laughing with friends and family, or just being a generally positive person.
While this is one of the better examples of studies done with proper controls on the impact of humor and laughter on the healing process, there have been many other studies performed that came to similar conclusions. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER) even offers these stress management tips to promote positive thinking for a number of benefits, from lower rates of depression to an increased life span.
Remember to take time out of every day to express gratitude for the gift that is being alive. Take care of yourself and others, but also don’t take yourself too seriously. Find time daily to have a good laugh and share one with a friend or family member. Let us know how we can help so we can get through this crisis together.
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information
Why Choose McCoy Moretz, MD?
F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills appreciates your trust as a renowned Beverly Hills Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Practice during these unique and challenging times. We are continuing to serve you virtually during city-mandated office closures for coronavirus prevention and look forward to returning to normal business once this crisis is over.
As per Beverly Hills’ citywide ordinance, F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills, the office of McCoy Moretz MD, will be temporarily closed until further notice. However, our staff is working remotely to continue assisting you and staying connected during this mandatory office closure.
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