Laughter is the antidote to stress and pain for Jackson seniors. Humor renews the body and strengthens bonds with the people around us.
The health benefits of laughter include:
- Boosted immunity
- Lowered stress hormones
- Decreased pain
- Prevents heart disease
- Helps the body relax and recharge
- Lowered blood sugar
How does it work? It’s a combination of releasing physical tension in muscles and blood vessels combined with the release of endorphins, the body’s natural hormone that promotes a sense of wellbeing and relieves pain. When we are happy, the heart does not have to work as hard and we feel a stronger emotional bond to those around us.
Being social usually means finding things in common, including humor. Laughing with someone else is more powerful than laughing by yourself. Laughter is contagious.
That’s one reason why Regency Retirement Village of Jackson is such an important resource for Tennessee seniors, allowing them to participate in fun activities while having the peace of mind that caring people are always near to help.
If you want more laughter in your life, watch a funny movie or TV show, go bowling with friends, go to a comedy club, read the funny pages, seek out funny people, or share a good joke with someone. They might just have a funny story to share with you!