I know it’s Monday (Happy Presidents’ Day!), but I am already looking forward to Friday. Fridays are unique because I look forward to them so much, but by the time I get to them, I am so tired that I just want to plop myself down in front of a flickering blue screen and zone out. I am sure some of you share this same sentiment. The stress of the week (work, relationships, health) all build up and wear you down.
So when Friday nights roll around, I need a diversion. More specifically, I need a laugh. And a good hearty laugh is the best. By the time I’m finished with a good Friday-night laugh, I feel like the weight of the world is off my shoulders, and I am able to breathe more deeply before heading to bed. So I have concluded…
Hearty Laugh -> Less Stress = Healthy Heart
By no means am I a doctor, nor have I done a huge amount of research into the health benefits of laughter, but there seems to be enough evidence that laughter is a necessary part of the Healthy Lifestyle equation. Perhaps this is nothing new to you. But as I have become keener with my health, I have noticed that the healthy lifestyle goes far beyond the two typical focal points: Eating Habits & Exercise. In fact, here are a few quotes from my recent “laughter research.”
So, although it is Monday (or perhaps Friday if you are a little late to this post), let’s all share a laugh. Enjoy these suggestions…
"The maple kind?"
Old School Bill Cosby Show
New School Modern Family
"I Got the Gout" Health & Comedy Show with Dr. Dan French and Amy Kubal
Go Hang Out with Friends & Laugh it Up!
Happy Presidents' Day!