Laugh Your Way to a Longer Marriage
Laugh, and the world laughs with you. More importantly, your spouse laughs with you. Just the words giggle, chuckle and chortle probably make you smile. Take it bigger with mirthful glee or bubbling laughter. Or over the top with a loud guffaw. Whether small, medium or large, laughter is good stuff!
Making your spouse laugh on a daily basis will not only add some fun to your marriage, it may make it last longer! Numerous studies show health benefits – both mental and physical – that result from laughing. Here are just few of the things that some hearty laughter can do for you:
- Decrease stress
- Boosts your immune system
- Burns calories
- Lowers blood sugar
- Increases blood flow
- Protects the heart
- Improves alertness
- Relaxes your muscles
- Decreases pain
- Eases fear and anxiety
- Improves memory
- Strengthens relationships
- Promotes bonding
- Contributes to better sleep
- Produces a general sense of well-being
BONUS: Laughter triggers the release of endorphins in your body. You know what that means? It FEELS good!
So get silly, watch a funny movie, text a joke, cut out a comic, or just tickle them until they beg for mercy – do what it takes to get your mate laughing. Join in the merriment and laugh your way to a healthier, longer marriage!
Tip: If you need help acquiring the skill of laughing more often (yes, it can be learned) tune in to any morning radio show that has more than one host!