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The Health Benefits Associated with Laughing are No Joke!

Happy April Fools’ Day! This is a holiday where people play jokes and pranks on each other. At QOL, we fully support these April Fools’ Day shenanigans because they evoke something extremely beneficial to your health – increased laughter! Did you know that laughing is more than just a good feeling – it offers many health benefits. In this Blog we will tell you about some of the health benefits associated with laughing, and share a few ways to add more laughs to your day!

Laughing offers physical, mental, and social health benefits. The best part of using laughter as a form of medicine is that it is free, fun, and easy to use!

Some of the physical health benefits of laughter are:

  • Improved immunity
  • Lower stress hormones
  • Decreased pain
  • More relaxed muscles
  • Improved heart health

A few of the mental health benefits of laughing are:

  • Increased joy
  • Reduced anxiety and tension
  • Less stress
  • Improved mood
  • Stronger resilience

Finally, laughing offers the following social benefits:

  • Strengthens relationships
  • Attracts others
  • Enhances teamwork
  • Helps reduce conflict
  • Promotes group bonding

 Here are some easy ways to add more laughs to your day:

  1. Laugh with others – and occasionally laugh at yourself!
  2. Try a laughing meditation or laughing yoga class
  3. Give yourself a humor break – watch a few funny videos or scroll through social media and follow some accounts that create humorous content.
  4. Put on a funny movie or TV show!

Share this blog with your friends and family so they can get in on the laughs too!

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