Did you know that we spend 70% of our time sitting at work?
Shocking, right? Also we continue with sitting while travelling and eating. Sitting and watching tv is considered as relaxation. Do we realise that slowly we are becoming prone to “Lifestyle diseases”? Lifestyle diseases are diseases that are a result of the way we lead our lives on a daily basis at work and home. More work and no play, makes a lot of us prone to a host of diseases, physical ailments, and emotional problems.
Laughter wellness is a new form of Lifestyle medicine that uses the energy of laughter to promote health and well-being in body, mind and spirit.
When you want to uplift your mood and relieve stress instantly, more giggles and guffaws are just what the doctor prescribes. Here’s why.
Whether you’re having a hearty laugh watching a sitcom on TV or quietly giggling at a newspaper cartoon, laughing does you more good than you realize. Laughter has a way of knocking off our rough edges. It playfully jolts us awake and tickles us until we surrender to joy and happiness.
A good sense of humor can’t cure all ailments, but data is mounting about the positive things laughter can do.
A good laugh has great instant effects. When you start to laugh, it doesn’t just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body. Laughter can:
Stimulate many organs
Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
Activate and relieve your stress response
A rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response, and it can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. The result? A good, relaxed feeling.
A hearty laugh can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.
If you wish to relieve stress at your workplace and boost yours and your employees’ physical and mental wellness, then you should sign up for our workshops specifically designed for working professionals to battle work stress.
At our workshops we utilise potent lifestyle medicine such as laughter and meditation to promote health and wellbeing in a harmless and painless way. Contact us to know more.