Laugh Your Way To Better Mental Health - October Health

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Laugh your way to better mental health

International Moment of Laughter Day is celebrated on April 14th every year to encourage people to take a moment and laugh. Laughter is a universal language that has the power to bring people together, reduce stress, and improve mental health. In honour of this day, let's explore the importance of laughter and how it can positively impact our lives.

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Laughter is often referred to as the best medicine, and it’s not just a saying. Studies have shown that laughter has positive effects on our mental and physical health. Humour and laughter are essential parts of human life. Laughter is a powerful tool that can help to relieve anxiety and reduce depression.

When we laugh, we release endorphins, which are natural chemicals that make us feel good. Endorphins can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels, and they can also improve our overall mood. Laughter can help to reduce the production of cortisol, which is a hormone that is associated with stress. By laughing, we can feel more relaxed and less tense.

Laughter is a social activity that can help to improve social connections. When we share a laugh with others, we feel more connected to them. Laughter can also help to break down barriers and improve communication. By laughing with others, we can build stronger relationships and create positive memories.

So, on this International Moment of Laughter Day, let's embrace the power of laughter and enjoy the many benefits it brings. Don't forget to share your laughter with others, whether it's in person or virtually. 

Join our comedy night session with comedian Chris Forest here: link and experience the joy and therapeutic benefits of laughter firsthand! Laughter is contagious, so invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join us and let's create a positive ripple effect in the world. Let's laugh, connect, and celebrate this special day together!

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Posted by Khwezi Mabunda


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