World Laughter Day

Did You know that Sunday 1st May is World Laughter Day!

The benefits of laughing 

We all love to laugh but did you know that laughter has been proven to actually improve your health? Here are just a few benefits from having a laugh. 

Laughter boosts the immune system - Laughing helps to increase infection fighting antibodies which can help combat infection.

Laughter relaxes the body & reduces stress - A proper belly laugh can help reduce stress and can relax your muscles for 45 minutes afterwards.

Laughter is good for your heart - Laughing can help increase blood flow and improves the function of blood vessels which can help protect you against heart attacks.

Laughter burns off calories - Okay, we aren’t suggesting that you forgo the gym and replace it with a bit of a giggle. But, laughing for around 10 - 15 minutes a day can burn off up to 40 calories. That’s not bad!

… Maybe laughter really is the best medicine? Patch Adams was right! 

Watch this short video for a summary of the benefits!