Laughter and Your Family
Is Your Family Getting Enough Vitamin "L"?
Do you have enough vitamin "L" in your daily diet? "L" standing for laughter, of course.
The Benefits of Laughter
Laughing is good for the body and soul. A good laugh provides the following health benefits:
Lowers stress hormones
Relaxes your muscles
Prevents heart disease
Laughter Increases "Feel Good" Chemicals
A good laugh bonds people together, defuses conflict and strengthens relationships. According to Victor Borge, "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people". It serves as a balm for anxiety, tension and fear and increases the "feel good" chemicals in our brains.
Laughter: Big and Small
Laughter is good for people big and small. If you are a parent, you will likely have a smile spread across your face remembering back to one of your child's first big belly laughs. It doesn't matter if that child is now in his or her 20's or beyond.
Making More Time for Laughs
So this coming year, be sure to include plenty of opportunities for laughter in your life and in the lives of your children. If you need some inspiration, check out the following:
Kids Joke Book
Family Fun Activity Book
Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids (printables)
Life Really is a Laughing Matter
The research is clear, and it turns out, life is a laughing matter. We don't need the research to confirm this, though. We know how good it feels to laugh.
When is the last time you laughed with your kids?
What are you waiting for?