You deserve a laugh today
...and a few pictures to help encourage giggles.
You don’t need me to tell you that it’s good to laugh - even the most serious of us love a chuckle every now and then. Days like April Fools’ remind us not to take ourselves too seriously.
Laughter; it’s for more than just mental health
It’s true, laughter is great medicine for stress, pain and conflict. But did you know laughter can also have tremendous physical benefits? Laughter relaxes your whole body. A deep, bellyful laugh can relieve physical tension and stress. This can leave your body relaxed for up to 45 minutes.
Giggle away the sniffles
A strong case of the giggles helps boost the immune system. Did you know stress hormones can decrease immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies? Regular laughter fights stress hormones, improving your immune system.
Hearty laugh, healthy heart
Your heart is one giant pump. Laughter helps this pump by improving the function of blood vessels and increasing blood flow.
Chuckle towards cardio
Laughing burns calories - but don’t cancel your gym membership yet. One study found a fit of laughter for 10 minutes can burn around 40 calories. Unfortunately that’s only about half a small banana, but hey that’s more than you’d burn from frowning!
Laugh for a longer life
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