Did you know today (January 24) is actually “Global Belly Laugh Day?”
Various sources illustrate the benefits of humor. According to an article by the Mayo Clinic, there are physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual health benefits to laughter. According to WebMD, the “belly laugh” (the inspiration for this post), can “boost heart rate, improve blood flow, and stabilize blood pressure.” This same source pointed out that laughter reduces stress hormones and boosts the immune system.
As people age, they need to be more conscious of health concerns. An article by Senior Homes made some interesting observations related to laughter and health in the aging population. One emotional benefit it points out is “the release of endorphins, natural feel-good substances that make you feel happy and content.” These endorphins, according the article, also “have been proven to reduce the perception of…
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