International Moment of Laughter Day
If laughter is the best medicine, then here goes: Who was the best-connected president? (scroll down to the end of the post for the answer)
For today’s celebration, a smile is simply not good enough… successful participation requires a whole- hearted LOL! 😆 We’re thankful for our BEST photographer-daughter, who captures these hilarious laugh-worthy moments with our hilarious photo-worthy dog! 😊
‘International Moment of Laughter Day’ was created by “America’s Humorologist” Izzy Gesell to encourage more people to take a moment or two (… or more), set aside the stresses of daily life, and give in to the healing and relaxing power of laughter. [Information gathered from various websites, including nationaltoday.com, izzyg.com, and holidayinsights.com.]
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are plenty of health benefits attributed to laughter.
- Short-term benefits:
- A good laugh “enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs & muscles, and increased the release of endorphins in your brain”.
- It also “fires up and then cools down your stress response, and it can increase and then decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. The result? A good, relaxed feeling.”
- Finally, laughter soothes tension by “stimulating circulation and aids muscle relaxation, both of which can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress”.
- Long-term benefits:
- Laughter improves your immune system! “Positive thoughts… release neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially more-serious illnesses”.
- It also has the power to “ease pain by causing the body to produce its own natural painkillers”.
- Last, but certainly not least, laughter “makes it easier to cope with difficult situations, helps you connect with other people, and improves your mood”.
Best connected president? Abraham LinkedIn, of course!
Thanks again, LJB & GRB! We couldn’t create our #FridayMood posts without you! 🌟🤩
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