Laughter is good medicine

Have you ever wondered why you felt so good after a social gathering with friends where you’ve had a good laugh?

Well according to the helpguide.org laughter is great for the health.

Here are some of the health benefits of laughter:

Physical Benefits

  • Boosts immunity
  • Lowers Stress hormones
  • Decreases pain
  • Relaxes your muscles
  • Prevents heard disease

Mental Health Benefits:

  • Eases anxiety and fear
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves mood
  • Enhances resilience

Social Benefits:

  • Strengthens relationships
  • Attracts others to us
  • Enhances teamwork
  • Helps defuse conflict
  • Promotes group bonding

With all of these benefits that laughter produces, this gives us even more of a reason to integrate laughter and humour in our busy lives.  More laughter will encourage more creativity and you will find news discoveries for playing with friends, coworkers, acquaintances, and loved ones will occur to you daily. Humour takes us to a higher place where we can view the world from a more relaxed positive, creative and joyful, and balanced perspective.

So how do you stay as happy as Bobby McFerrin singing ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’?

Here are a few tips:

  • Laugh at yourself
  • Attempt to laugh at situations rather than bemoan them
  • Surround yourself with reminders to lighten up
  • Keep things in perspective
  • Deal with Stress
  • Pay attention to children and emulate them

So why not go out and find an excuse to laugh after reading this blog.

Good luck and keep smiling (or laughing)! 🙂

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