Tuesday, March 31, 2009

For Healthier and Happier Employees, Hire A Funny Speaker!

Insurance Companies in the United States spent over 300 billion dollars in stress-related compensation claims last year. It is estimated that in Britain work-related stress is responsible for six million days of sick leave a year, with stress also being linked to many minor and major illnesses. Technology and globalization was supposed to make all of our lives less stressful and simpler, but the opposite is true. Every day thousands of employees sit through boring, poorly planned and stressful meetings to hear about “Making the Numbers” or “The latest Benefits cut”.
Why not make your next meeting or event less stressful and add some humor by hiring a “Funny Speaker”. Laughter is the great connecter to all people regardless of race, gender or religion. Laughter also has significant health benefits that can reduce work related stress, they are:
Helps control high blood pressure and heart disease. While there are many factors for these like heredity, obesity, smoking and excessive intake of saturated fats, stress is one of the major factors. Laughter definitely helps to control blood pressure by reducing the release of stress-related hormones and bringing relaxation.
Increasing stamina through increased oxygen supply
Alleviates pain and gives a sense of well being by releasing endorphins, the body’s painkiller hormones.
Effective antidote for depression, anxiety and psychosomatic disorders: laughter boosts the production of serotonin, a natural anti-depressant.
Gives an excellent internal massage to the digestive tract and enhances blood supply to important internal organs like the liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and adrenal glands.
Brings a happy glow to your face and makes your eyes shine with a thin film of tears which are squeezed from the lachrymal sacs during the act of laughter.
Laughter helps to remove the negative effects of STRESS, which is the number one killer today. More than 70% of illnesses like high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, depression, frequent coughs and colds, peptic ulcers, insomnia, allergies, asthma, menstrual difficulties, tension headaches, stomach upsets and even cancer, have some connection to stress.
So, next time you want to add some more mirth to your meeting, consider hiring a “Funny Speaker!

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