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Laugh Out Loud with In Home Help

Laugh Out Loud with In Home Help

Stress is an adverse reaction experienced from too much or too little pressure.  Relieving stress is vital to protecting our bodies and minds from damage caused by not releasing these harmful stress hormones.  With stress becoming more relevant in our modern lives, is important to be aware of the signs.  Some emotional and psychological signs of stress include tearfulness, irritability, memory lapses, indecisiveness, depression, anxiety, frustration and lack of motivation.  Physical signs of stress include frequent sickness, weight gain or loss, dizziness, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, and fatigue.  When looking for behavioral signs of stress, look for more accidents, lack of time for relaxation, self-neglect, poor hygiene, social withdrawal and relationship problems.  Oftentimes behavioral symptoms are noticed first because they tend to be more obvious.  Symptoms of stress will often accumulate until you are forced to recognize the effect on your mental and physical health.

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! 

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!              Help your senior loved one stay young at heart with daily laughter.  Laughing goes a long way in making a senior loved one feel vibrant and connected to life.  Laughter helps them to feel better about themselves, those around them, and to share their blessings with others. 

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 beneficial by improving health both emotionally and physically.  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  in home senior care, call Senior Helpers of Riverside to speak to a senior care specialist today 951-248-0543!   In home senior care and in home assisted living 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. When you and your family are considering the many options available to help your elderly loved one cope with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related disease, look to Senior Helpers of Riverside, to make a customized care plan geared to their ability level.  Senior Helpers of Riverside proudly offers in home senior care to all areas of Riverside.  Services are available on a long or short term basis with no contract to sign and flexibility in scheduling.  Call 951-248-0543 today to learn more about productive activities to help your elderly loved one to find a sense of value and purpose in their life.