Yesterday, May 2cnd, was World Laughter Day. Every year on the first Sunday in May, World Laughter Day raises awareness of laughter and the many healing benefits it provides. Another goal of the day is to manifest World Peace and build a global consciousness through laughter.
You have probably heard the saying, “laughter is the best medicine.” At Private Home Health Care, we are big believers in this, and take every opportunity we can to have some laughs. Even psychologists and medical doctors say there is truth to this statement. That’s because there is evidence that laughter can do so many wonderful things.
Here are just some of the many benefits of laughter:
-Helps to reduce pain and allows people to tolerate discomfort-Reduces blood sugar levels and increases glucose tolerance
-Improves job performance-Makes marriages and intimate relationships healthier
-Synchronizes the brain of speakers and listeners
-Restores a positive emotional climate between two people
-Helps blood vessels function better, which is good for the heart and brain
-Relieves stress and helps the body to relax
Additionally, laughter boosts the immune system and triggers the release of endorphins which promotes an overall sense of well-being. One more amazing benefit of laughter is that it burns calories! If you laugh for 10 to 15 minutes a day, you will burn about 40 calories.
It’s easy and fun to participate in this day. All you need to do is have a good laugh, try doing things like:
-Tell someone a funny joke
-Look up inspirational quotes about laughter
-Post a funny picture to social media