Let’s Laugh Day is celebrated every year on March 19. It is an unofficial holiday that encourages people to laugh and enjoy the benefits of laughter.
Studies have suggested that laughter can help people relax and reduce stress. Laughing and being joyful can also have health and social benefits.
Many Health Benefits
Medical studies have shown a few minutes of laughter can reduce blood pressure, increase immunity response of the body, and boost heart rate. Watching or reading something humorous before sleep can also help people sleep better and longer.
Laughing can even burn calories. Research has shown that 10-15 minutes of laughing can burn up to 50 calories.
People who laugh often are seen by their peers as happy and friendly. As a result, they tend to have more friends and are easily accepted as a part of different social groups.
How to Celebrate?
Here are some ways you can celebrate this happy “howl”iday:
Laugh out loud for a few minutes.
Spend some time reading jokes and funny stories.
Watch a funny movie.
Attend a stand-up comedy show.
Did You Know…
…that children laugh more than adults? An average toddler laughs about 400 times a day, while an average adult tends to laugh about 15-20 times a day.