The idea that you can use humour, laughter, and play to promote your health probably seems too simple to be true. However, it really is true and that simple.
A sense of humour, laughter and play all have a part in keeping us healthy. There are benefits to increasing these joyful practices into your life that will affect you mentally, physically and socially.
Humour And Laughter
The sound of laughter is infectious. Have you ever heard the giggles of a young child and been able to resist smiling in return? The sound of a roaring belly laugh is far more contagious than a sniffle, sneeze, or cough.
When laughter is shared between people, it binds them together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter is beneficial physically, mentally and socially, and helps Create Priceless Positive Sensory Memories🔆
Some of the physical benefits include:
Some of the mental benefits include:
Some of the social benefits include:
What About Play
Play is an important part of ensuring you stay healthy. We are often encouraged to make sure our children play, and are told of the benefits to children being out playing. However, what we often forget is that it is just as important for adults to incorporate play into their lives as it is for children.
“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional”
~ Chili Davis
There is no age limit to the advantages of play. Physical play is important for the elderly to help delay or prevent cognitive decline. While the studies are still in the early stages, the studies that have been done have shown that physical play definitely plays a part in preventing cognitive decline.
There are barely any situations too serious for play to be included. A playful, yet respectful, attitude at work is essential for getting through stressful situations.
Play gives people the emotional distance to rally from a hard day. This is true for people who have a dangerous job, such as a police officer, as well as for people who work in an office or from home.
Some of the benefits of play include:
It brings joy, vitality, and resilience to our relationships and also helps us learn how to trust one another, feel safe, and Create Priceless Positive Sensory Memories🔆
How Can You Incorporate More Play, Laughter And Humour Into Your Life?
Incorporating more play, humour, and laughter into your life isn’t difficult and yet brings a sooo many benefits to your life.
Taking even just fifteen minutes, a day to implement some of the above tips into your life is enough that you will begin seeing the benefits, and Creating Priceless Positive Sensory Memories🔆
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