Humor is infectious. It is a virus we want to spread! Laughter boosts immunity, lowers stress hormones, relaxes muscles, and eases fear. Even in the most difficult of times, a laugh or even a smile, can go a long way to helping you feel better.
Summer is a great time of year to focus on feeling good and finding humor in your life. Make a point this week to laugh at least once a day. Laughing will trigger a release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals, and help you to feel optimistic.
Here are some fun ways to create laughter in your day:
Tell a joke.
Watch a comedy.
Practice “laughter” yoga.
Smile, just because.
Hang out with kids.
Not only will a laugh a day keep you young, it will keep you healthy.