County commissioner faults Wilson County Schools’ firing policy

By Staff Reports | June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Patrick Hall Special to The Chronicle Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis faced some scrutiny Monday night from members of the County Commission about the system’s policy of not giving cause for termination, which […]

Children’s Health Fair set

By Staff Reports | June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kenny Howell Managing Editor Three local providers have come together to keep our kids healthy. 

True friendship

By Staff Reports | June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kenny Howell Managing Editor True friendship is shown through selfless acts.  A recently graduated Wilson Central teen proved that recently with an essay for the Graden Gaines Memorial Scholarship. 

Mt. Juliet Elementary Principal’s List, Honor Roll

By Staff Reports | June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Principal’s List 2nd grade: Elizabeth Adams, Kara Jo Alsup, Andrew Aronin, Jorge Baez Trevino, Kate Brown, Anthony Buckland, Savannah Clarke, Carson Cote, Lillian Crawford, Jenna Delaney, Jude Dewald, Roxie Flesher, Sheila Ganley, Lily Harper, Jackson […]

The Health Benefits of Smiling and Laughing

By Kenny Martin | June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you ever really thought about the health benefits of smiling and laughing? 

There’s one thing for sure, smiling and laughing is a lot more fun and healthier than frowning and fussing.

With that in mind, I would like to encourage more smiling and laughter in our community. 

You may ask yourself, what in the world does smiling and laughing have to do with better health? 

Well, for starters it will definitely make you feel and look better. 

Many medical studies have proven that smiling and laughing is good for your overall health.

Laughing is one of the finest, most economical and easy to practice anti-stress measures. 

Laughter relaxes muscles, expands bloods vessels and sends more blood to the extremities and other muscles all over the body. 

Laughing reduces the level of stress hormones and increases endorphins in our bodies which is a natural pain killer.

Laughter also increases the overall immune system which helps to fend off illnesses and viruses. 

When you’re overrun by stress and don’t take time to smile and laugh you can actually lose the ability or forget how to laugh. 

Imagine for just one moment how tragic that would be. 

As you can tell, smiling and laughing is very good and beneficial to your health and overall attitude.

As the old saying goes, it takes much more energy to frown than it does to smile. 

Our bodies endure enough natural stress by themselves without us adding more through failure to smile and laugh. 

Smiling and laughing is an all natural way to improve ones health and reduce overall stress levels in the body. 

So please do yourself and your health a big favor and smile and laugh every chance you get.

In closing, smiling and laughing is also contagious and is one of the few things you can get and share for free. 

You deserve to be happy, so laugh and smile every chance you get.  

Sincerely, 

Kenny Martin

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