Health & Fitness

Laughing All The Way …

Laughing with granddad

… To Good Health!

What’s the hottest part of a room?

The corner, because it’s always 90 degrees!

Tickle your funny bone, exercise your giggle muscles, go ahead – laugh.

It’s good for you. In fact, mark your calendar and get really to guffaw because just a few days from now, January 24, it’s. Global Belly Laugh Day. Around the world, people will be celebrating the gift of laughter. At 1:24 p.m. (local time) you’re encouraged to smile, throw your arms in the air and laugh out loud.

 

Join in the chuckles and fun. The advantages of laughing are many and marvellous. It can:

  • relieve your stress and anxiety,
  • improve your mood,
  • lower your blood pressure,
  • protect your heart,
  • help you connect with others and make friends,
  • boost your immune system,
  • allow you to put situations in perspective,
  • enhance your morale, even your thinking skills and efficiency,
  • and make it easier for you to relax.

What do you call a seagull that flies over the bay?
… A bagel!

The word "LAUGH" written in vintage metal letterpress type in a wooden drawer with dividers.

The benefits last long after the joke’s over and better yet, laughter’s contagious. Feel free to spread it and catch it. That’s easier to do than you might think:

  • Seek out positive people who have a sense of humour and who aren’t afraid of laughing at life and themselves.
  • Start looking for the silly things that happen each day. You can find humour in just about any situation if you try.
  • Spend some time with younger children. They’re laughter and joy experts.
  • Take a funny break every day. Spend some time in the humour section at the book store or the public library. Read the cartoons and the humour columns in the newspaper or listen to a comedy CD.
  • Go to a funny play or movie. Choose to watch humorous TV shows and rent hilarious DVDs.
  • Whenever you hear a joke you really like, write it down then pass it on.