I have heard it said that a preschooler laughs about 400 times a day, while an adult laughs an average of 10 times per day. Children are typically joyful beings, and I think we can learn from them. I happened across an article about the benefits of laughter and thought I would share them.
- Laughter relieves physical tension, leaving muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes.
- Laughter boosts the immune system, decreasing stress hormones and increasing immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies.
- Laughter releases endorphins, elevates your mood, and enhances communication.
- Laughter protects the heart, improving blood flow.