Posted on Apr 03, 2015
Learning to Laugh Out Loud and In Home Help
It’s a common phrase that laughter is the best medicine. It may seem obvious that anything that makes you smile should make you feel better overall; but it’s so much more than that. Learning to laugh out loud is crucial to improving health both emotionally and physically.
Laughter is effective at lowering blood pressure. When stress starts to build up in life, take the time to watch a silly movie, go to a comedy club, or simply pick up a humorous book. Taking it time out to laugh will reduce stress and also helps to boost the immune system. So not only will you feel better from the release of natural healing endorphins, you’ll also strengthen your ability to fight off potential illnesses. Another plus to laughing is the side effects can linger all day!
Laughing is such a great way to relieve stress. If you get into a good belly laugh, it will also work out the abdominal muscles. Laughing out loud will help free up blood flow which is good for the heart. Finding a fun way to weave in exercise with a good time is definitely a plus. Laughing is beneficial to the heart as it gets the blood pumping and studies have shown it can burn quite a few calories. Any type of physical activity is going to burn calories and laughing is no joke!
Some elderly loved ones might find that reliving humorous stories of the past is the best way to learn to laugh out loud. Perhaps there was a mishap at a family barbeque a couple of years ago that really gets everyone going. Maybe there are new struggles in life with young children or teenagers that will help an elderly loved one reminisce and relate with their own stories of child rearing. Whatever stories help your elderly loved one to open up and share a laugh is a great way to bond and also strengthen your relationship.
While laughing might not be the ultimate cure to everything, it is a wonderful way to fight off diseases, improve heart health, and boost mood. When we feel good and share a chuckle with loved ones, we relieve stress and tend to feel closer to one another. When there’s laughter involved, there tends to be happy faces around; and that’s always a good thing.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home help for the elderly and the many benefits of professional senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Minnetonka to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-219-4383! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Minnetonka provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Bloomington, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, Lakeland, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.