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Social Services encourages good humor and laughter to healthy aging (13/11/2015)

This is a program to promote social participation and personal development of all older people in the municipality, in collaboration with the company providing the Telecare Service, Tunstall-Televida.

The main objective is to improve the quality of life of older people through active participation in meetings, in a friendly setting where they can share conversations and experiences.

The good humor and laughter help stimulate the immune system

Having good humor and laugh a lot lower blood pressure and levels of cortisol, so cheerful people are stressed less.

It reduces pain and also helps stabilize blood sugar.

Positive thoughts stimulate chemical changes in the brain that help protect the body against the negative effects of stress.

A big laugh helps eliminate extra calories.

According to a recent study, if you laugh for more than 10 or 15 minutes a day can burn up to 40 calories.

Laughter stimulates the release of endorphins, improves mood and increases chemicals in the brain that produce welfare as if you were doing a lot of exercise.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia

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