Getting in the water can be relaxing, it can be hard. Some days tedious, others hilarious, as was the other day for me. Laughter IS good medicine. Wish I could share the video of me falling in a sink hole and laughing so hard I couldn’t get up, but I’m preserving an iota of dignity, (purposefully blurry photo below!) Do this fountain of youth exercise enough and I promise you will have some funny moments.
From the Washington Post:
“Laughter stimulates the body’s organs by increasing oxygen intake to the heart, lungs and muscles, and stimulates the brain to release more endorphins, according to the Mayo Clinic. It also helps people handle stress by easing tension, relaxing the muscles and lowering blood pressure. It relieves pain, and improves mood. Laughter also strengthens the immune system.
‘When we laugh, it decreases the level of the evil stress hormone cortisol,’ Creagan says. “When we are stressed, it goes high and this interferes with the parts of the brain that regulate emotions. When that happens, the immune system deteriorates and becomes washed in a sea of inflammation, which is a factor in heart disease, cancer and dementia. ‘”