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Health Benefits of Laughter for Seniors

There are many health benefits of laughter for seniors and as we all know, laughter is the best medicine. Research has found that when people come together through laughter, positive emotional and physical changes can results. Reduced pain levels, protection from the harmful effects of stress, and a stronger immune system are a few of the benefits of taking time to laugh. As for elderly adults, the effects can be even more profound.

Research has found that laughter therapy can improve the quality of life for older adults through increasing blood vessel function, relieving stress and tension, improving memory and boosting overall happiness. Alongside, laughter can protect the cardiovascular system. It enhances vascular circulation and increases blood flow. This prevents the likelihood of developing clots that lead to stroke and heart attack.

Not only does laughter help relieving stress and tension, it also relieves pain. Laughter increases levels of endorphins. Endorphins help regulate pain in the body. Alongside, laughter increases dopamine and other stress-reducing chemicals in the body, and it can help seniors with asthma and bronchitis through exercising the abdominal muscles and diaphragm.

Bringing More Laughter Into Your Life

Are you interested in bringing more laughter into your life, but aren’t sure how to? First, always remember to smile. Through smiling at others, you signal you’re open to social interaction. When you’ve began talking to someone, try and find ways to inject a little humor and create lighthearted moments. Alongside, you can also watch common funny movies!

If you’re looking for more ways to enhance your senior loved one’s health and wellness, Caring Loving Sharing Caregivers can be of your assistance. We are a dedicated and professional provider of customized health care in the Palm Desert, Palm Springs area that families can rely on. Expertly trained caregivers are only a single phone call away and can be of assistance to all your loved one’s needs! Give us a call today at (760) 861-1211 for a free consultation or contact us here. We’ll be waiting for your call!