As we wind down April as National Humor Month, I want to remind you that by adding laughter into your relationship, you can definitely improve it. You absolutely can laugh your relationship healthy!
One of my recommendations to every couple I have worked with over the last twenty years is to HAVE FUN! I wrote about this “passion assignment” in an earlier blogpost that you are welcome to click on called High Energy Fun!
Basically, the couple that plays together, stays together! Laughter helps to keep the shared energy high in a couple, keeps the love alive and creates more opportunities for spontaneity. In addition, there are many medical benefits to deep belly laughs including:
Laughter Reduces Stress:
It decreases stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.
Laughter Works Out The Body:
It exercises the diaphragm, the abdominals, the face, leg and back muscles
Laughter Reduces Pain:
It produces endorphins, the body’s natural opiates.
Laughter Improves The Immune System:
Improves response of tumor- and disease-killing cells such as Gamma-interferon and T-cells. It helps with respiratory infections and colds increasing immunoglobulon in the saliva.
Laughter Improves Circulation:
Lowers blood pressure, increases vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood.
Laughter Increase Memory and Learning:
Studies show humor during instruction improves test scores.
Laughter Will Bond You!
I’m sure you’ve experienced this and understand it intuitively, but in addition to feel good chemicals like endorphins and dopamine, laughter also releases oxytocin, the “cuddle drug” which is also released in new mothers to bond them with their infants. Laughing together will actually bond you as a couple!
So what are you waiting for, go have fun with your partner and laugh your relationship healthy!
Dr. Adam Sheck
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