Happy April Fools Day!
Today is a day that is synonymous with laughter and enjoyment, but how can we add more laughter into our everyday life?
"Laughter is the best medicine"
This statement holds some truth! Many studies have been conducted to see the positive effects of laughter on our overall health and well-being. Some benefits of laughter we found here, include:
Laughter causes you to gulp in large portions of air, thereby oxygenating your blood.
Laughter decreases stress hormones in the body such as cortisol and adrenaline, thus helping to stave off illness.
Laughter strengthens the immune system.
When we laugh our bodies release hormones and chemicals that have positive effects on our system. One of these chemicals is endorphins, the feel-good hormone.
One minute of laughing burns the same number of calories as 6 to 10 minutes on a treadmill.
Laughing raises your mood; joyfulness through laughter is the fastest way to create a positive state of mind.
Laughing is good for the heart and improves blood circulation.
Laughter can reduce pain and aid the healing process.
Laughter creates and strengthens human connections.
It feels good to laugh.
So how do we add more laughter into our day-to-day life?
Well, there are a number of ways to do this, but it all begins with setting the intention to laugh more. This can be done by making a resolution or settings a goal to laugh at least once a day. Place a visual reminder on your wall, mirror, or phone home screen to laugh today!
Here are a few other ways we can bring the giggles to our everyday routine.
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