Put simply laughter fast tracks happiness! When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases joy and familiarity. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Best of all, this priceless medicine is easy to swallow, but not many people understand laughter's physical, mental and social benefits;
|PHYSICAL BENEFITS||MENTAL BENEFITS||SOCIAL BENEFITS|
|* Releases endorphins||* Add joy & zest to life||* Promotes acceptance|
|* Boosts immunity||* Eases anxiety & fear||* Attracts others to us|
|* Decreases pain||* Relieves stress||* Enhances teamwork|
|* Relaxes your muscles||* Improves mood||* Helps defuse conflict|
|* Prevents heart disease||* Enhances resilience||* Strengthens relations|
|* Boosts energy||* Opens perspective||* Breaks the ice|
Laughter also has a mysterious characteristic, its contagious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze.
When you hear other people laugh it tends to make you want to laugh and if you do, chances are the people around you will laugh as well. It really is magical gift only humans can share.
Now imagine if everybody on the planet was laughing at the same time! Laugh-a-minute for Mankind may not be able to achieve this (yet), but it’s certainly a step in the right direction and Australia is leading the way.
You don't laugh because you are happy, you are happy because you laugh and we often forget to do our fair share.
Laugh-a-Minute for Mankind is a fun reminder of this.