• Laughter Is Good Medicine

    July 20, 2017
  • It feels good to smile. How about a good ole belly laugh? Or what about hearing a child’s giggles of delight? Can we ever really have too much laughter in our lives? Think of your favorite memories – do a few include a bit of laughter with family or friends? 

    Did you know laughter has many health benefits too? Laughter causes you to gulp in large portions of air, thereby oxygenating your blood. It also produces benefits like relieving tension and anxiety, boosting your mood, aiding your immune system and increasing circulation. Plus it just really feels good. Oh and get this, it exercise too! One minute of laughing burns the same number of calories as 6 to 10 minutes on a treadmill.

    Feeling like you could use a little laughter in your life? Here’s a few simple ways to increase the chance for laughter in your life.

    • Spend time with little ones. 
    • Be silly once in awhile. 
    • Seek out comedy. 
    • Make it routine to watch a funny sitcom.
    • Tell a Joke.
    • Read the newspaper funnies.
    • Get a funny day calendar.
    • Get yourself a coffee or tea mug that makes you smile.
    • Share funny memories and stories. 
    • Make time for visits with funny friends. 

    For 22 ways to laugh more, visit Daring to Live Fully’s blog.

    Laughter bonds us. It is often at the core of our friendships. We encourage you to find a few new ways to smile and laugh more during your week. You’ll feel the positive change and your body will thank you.

    Have a homebound senior or loved one in your life that could use a little laughter and companionship? United Home Healthcare’s services can help. Explore and see what is a fit for you. We love to bring smiles and a bit of laughter to our clients.