We have all heard the expression, “laughter is the best medicine,” but have you ever stopped to wonder if it is true? You might be surprised to find out that it is! Laughter is one of the best (and natural) ways to improve health and relieve stress. Humor also works very quickly, making you happier almost instantly. Find out some other interesting ways laughing can improve your health!

  • Stress reliever. Laughing is a quick way to lower your stress levels and lighten your emotions. Less than half a second after being exposed to something funny your body sends signals to your brain and make you feel happier.
  • Alive, Awake, Alert. Laughter also improves alertness and creativity. When you laugh you are engaging the whole brain, which boosts alertness and gets the creative juices flowing.
  • A laugh a day keeps the doctor away! Laughing has been proven to defend against respiratory infections and reduce the risks of colds.

Senior Helpers of Des Moines focuses on making a difference by providing quality in-home care services.  Included in our mission of quality care is to make our presence special.  We can achieve that by following this medicine; having our caregiver’s bring a positive attitude, a smile and a laugh or two (together) into the home.  They truly make a difference making each day for our seniors a little brighter and more special.

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