Let the glass be half full rather than half full. Be your best friend not your worst enemy. And like Peanut’s Snoopy, remember that laughter is g-r-e-a-t! Think of something funny and feel better. Be upbeat. 🙂
In this post, we look at why laughter is great, present two infographics, and offer two videos.
Reasons Why Laughter Is G-R-E-A-T
“Laughter might be the most contagious of all emotional experiences. What’s more, it involves collaboration between mind and body. Although laughter distinguishes human beings, we know little about the mechanisms behind it. Scientists realize that laughter entails a highly sophisticated social signaling system. It helps people bond and even negotiate. Interestingly, most social laughter does not result from any obvious joke. Although laughter is not generally under voluntary control, yukking it up has health benefits. It releases tension. Lowers anxiety. Boosts the immune system. And it aids circulation. Also, contagious convulsions are anything but frivolous.”
“Sure, it’s fun to share a good laugh. But did you know it can actually improve your health? It’s true: laughter is strong medicine. It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. As children, we used to laugh hundreds of times a day, but as adults life tends to be more serious and laughter more infrequent. By seeking out more opportunities for humor and laughter, though, you can improve your emotional health, strengthen your relationships, find greater happiness—and even add years to your life.”
Infographics Showing Why Laughter Is G-R-E-A-T
These infographics demonstrate the benefits of laughter. So, try to enjoy and laugh more. Then will feel better. In both body and mind. Try to stress less and to laugh more. It’s something you can do. Good luck!
Videos to Encourage Laughter!
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