Laughter isn't just fun, it's good for your health and improves your quality of life!
It's free, fun, can happen just about anywhere, and it doesn't require any special equipment or membership fees.
When we're acting silly, enjoying ourselves, and laughing we actually change physiologically. Though studies are less than abundant and results are debated by many, there's no arguing that a bit of silliness and a good dose of laughter sure can make a person feel good.
Some of the physiological benefits include:
- releases endorphins (make us feel good and help decrease pain)
- facial muscles stretch
- blood flow is increased
- breath is increased and oxygenates our tissues
- immune cells increased
- blood sugar lowers
- better sleep
- increased energy
Some of the emotional benefits include:
- decreased stress
- reduced anxiety
- increased feelings of hope
- increased creativity
Try these to add a little silliness, fun, and laughter to your life:
- Watch a favorite (or new to you) funny movie
- Watch a funny sitcom with a friend or loved one
- Hang out with your funny friends
- Fake it. Really. Try out different laughs, be goofy, make funny faces.
- Sign up for a joke a day email. There are several online you can sign up for
- Go to a comedy show
- Play comedy charades with friends. All categories must relate to something humorous
- Don't forget to laugh at yourself. Find the humor in mishaps, etc.
Here's a little something to help get you started. :)
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