Even working from home, we can join in the fun and laughter of RED NOSE DAY.
At CC in HR we are going all out for a red day... Not only does Comic Relief raise a hell of a lot of money for amazing causes in the UK & beyond, it is a excellent excuse to laugh and have fun.
Did you know that laughter can be a brilliant medicine?
Here are some suggested reasons why...
Laughter relaxes the body - relieving physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to almost an hour afterwards.
Laughter boosts the immune system - decreasing stress hormones and increasing immune cells helps infection-fighting antibodies.
Laughter has the power to let loose those endorphins, creating a positive boost of mother natures feel-good power.
Laughter helps protect the heart as it boosts blood flow, another positive impact on the bodies function and fight against heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
Laughter burns calories. Lockdown load - get out of here! A study (all be it small) suggests you can burn 40 calories for just 15 minutes of laughter a day!
Laughter lightens anger’s heavy load. Nothing diffuses anger and conflict faster than a shared laugh. Looking at the funny side can put problems into perspective and enable you to move on from confrontations without holding onto bitterness or resentment.
As we continue to travel through the pandemic and come out the other side, we must all take responsibility for our own wellbeing, physical and mental so why not have a a go, have a laugh 😂 and try to make someone else laugh in the process - pass on the gift of laughter to others...
One to get you started...
Did you hear about the mathematician who was afraid of negative number?
She'll stop at nothing to avoid them ...