Is there anything better than laughing so hard your stomach hurts?
I love my workouts but this is how I feel one hundred percent!
I’m fortunate enough to have, honestly, the most incredible friends: my work mates, my besties, my boyfriend, my family. I believe that laughter can keep us young and healthy, and I’m fortunate enough to spend most of my days with people who like to laugh. In fact, my lunch breaks are almost always spent with one of my best friends and we laugh non-stop. I’ve said to her before “Do you think people see us walking thru Town and are jealous at how much fun we are having?” I mean, honestly, we are laughing nearly continuously.
Last year we were in a shop during our lunch break and having a bust-a-gut moment and a guy kept staring at us and grinning. Eventually he approached us and told us he wished he could spend his afternoon with us; that we seemed to be having a very good time. I thought that was great – especially coming from a complete stranger.
Laughter is infectious. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul. Laughter is good for your heart, and it’s good for relieving stress, and for healing a sad or bad mood. And it’s an excellent way to burn a few extra calories.
I’ve gotten into the habit of laughing at everything (myself included)…it’s so much easier to turn a bad moment into a good one. I’ve even started laughing out loud at the T.V. I mean, if it’s funny…why not?
Try not to take things too seriously (if you don’t have to). Enjoy yourself, enjoy life and it’s moments. And laugh with the ones you love.
Some benefits of laughing: Laughing is wonderful way to get in a little cardio. And I think laughter is beautiful and adds to our beauty. People who laugh a lot are healthier – physically, mentally, and emotionally Laughter is attractive and infectious (go ahead and brighten someone’s day). Also:
- Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
- Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
- Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
- Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems
- Boosts immunity
- Lowers stress hormones
- Decreases pain
- Relaxes your muscles
- Prevents heart disease