Holidays, Laughing it off is a good thing
Even with the big day over and gifts exchanged, the stress remains during the holidays. Today, there is the rush to get to stores for after-Christmas shopping and families remain together — sometimes in tight quarters.
So do not forget to laugh.
One of our subscribers and Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee Clem Worosz of Dunkirk, brought us a reminder a couple of years ago of the benefits that come with laughter — today and every day. Those include:
¯ It relaxes the whole body.
¯ It boosts the immune system.
¯ It protects the heart.
¯ It lowers stress and relaxes your muscles.
¯ It adds joy to your life and strengthens relationships.
¯ It eases anxiety and fear and lowers blood pressure.
¯ It promotes better sleep and gives you more energy.
¯ It increases memory and improves alertness.
Oh, and there’s one more thing to add about laughing: it’s just plain fun.