7 benefits of Laughing…

via Daily Prompt: Laughter

Advice… Do whatever makes you laugh;  telling jokes, watching funny cat videos on YouTube or watching your favourite comedy!

Laughter should be a listed as a super food. Of course it isn’t a food, but it does have some fantastic health benefits.  Laughing is good for your health… FACT!  Here’s 7 of those benefits.

Laughing…

  • releases endorphins. The ‘feel good’ chemicals our body produces when we feel good.
  • boosts your immune system, decreases your stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies. How amazing is that!
  • relaxes your whole body. (well, once you’re done laughing…because, we’ve all laughed so hard it hurts)
  • burns calories while you’re laughing. Laughing for 10-15 minutes a day can burn about 40 calories!
  • relieves physical tension and stress. Ahhhhhhh!
  • improves blood flow, thus protecting your heart from heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
  • helps you live longer. According to a Norwegian study people with a strong sense of humour outlive those who don’t laugh as often.

And if you want a bit of a belly laugh, check out Michael McIntyre’s “Funniest Joke” (to be fair I would have put a clip of my favourite comedian on here but he’s a bit of a potty mouth… god bless you Billy Connolly!)

Until next time lovelies,

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i’m Sarah Boucher-Edwards and this is my midlife lifestyle blog - “Sarah Loves This”. i live by one of many sayings (my daughters will tell you)..."if it's good enough for jo whiley, it's good enough for me!"