Did you know that laughter could improve your physical and mental health? Laughter increases the release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel-good” chemical, and relaxes the muscles for about 45 minutes. When we laugh, we physically and mentally feel good and it helps us stay optimistic through tough times. According to the HelpGuid’s article, “laughter gives the courage and strength to find new sources of meaning and hope.” Here are some ways parents can create opportunities for their kids to laugh more:

  • Watch a funny movie or TV show
  • Read a funny book together
  • Be silly and goof around with each other
  • Make some time for fun activities such as bowling or going to the park

Source: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm

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