I don’t know who said it first, but “Laughter is the best medicine!”
When’s the last time you laughed? I’m not talking about a chuckle. I’m talking about the kind of laughter that comes all the way from the depths of your being. That laughter that generates a snort, watery eyes and causes you to lose your breath. Yeah, that one.
According to HelpGuide.org, laughter is strong medicine for mind and body:
- Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
- Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
- Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
- Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
Maybe you’ve stopped laughing because you’re one of the “one in three women” who has LBL (light bladder leakage) every time you laugh. Whether you leak a little or have a sudden urge to go, Poise gives you one less thing to worry about! Poise® pads and liners are designed specifically for light bladder leakage, so you can keep laughing with Poise!
Designed to move with the body, Poise® pads and liners feature super absorbent materials and a thin flex design for extraordinary protection that’s three times drier than period pads. You can now take care of leaks with confidence.
What will you do with those other pads – you know, the ones that are made for periods and not LBL? I’ve seen them used for pretty wreaths, slippers, aprons and mopping pads, but I did something simple and practical with mine. I created a manicure kit using recycled period pads as nail polish remover pads.
You just bend the pad back so that the sticky part is together. I tried to cut them in circles using a large hole punch, but those pads were too thick – not suitable for punching or LBL! So I used scissors and cut them in squares, tied them up with a ribbon and now they are ready to remove nail polish.
And when the grandkids needed a raft for their action figures, I’m ready for that, too!