Laugh! Short-term benefits

For starters, laughter can lighten your load mentally. It can interrupt the feeling that we carry the weight of the world. By interrupting that feeling, you can re-frame your thoughts, creating a new, lighter feeling with which to move forward.

Laughter increases release of endorphins from your brain, and increases intake of oxygen. It stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles. Have you ever laughed so hard, it hurt? What a workout! A hardy laugh increases your heart rate and blood pressure, resulting in a relaxed feeling. This relaxed feeling can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress by stimulating circulation and aiding in muscle relaxation.

Go ahead, Laugh at life and all it’s absurdities! Think it’s more far-fetched than a root beer sippin’ snake?

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