Tri-Town Council’s April Weekly Asset tip Having the superpower of HUMOR and laughter in our lives helps keep us healthy! What does humor have to do with health? Not only can it relieve worry and be a calming strategy, laughter can relieve tension, increase energy, boost cardiac health, strengthen the immune system and contribute to better sleep. WOW, now that IS a superpower! AND the TTC Asset Connection is… Asset #31: Healthy Lifestyle/Self Regulation – Parents encourage child’s growth in regulating her or his own emotions and behaviors and in understanding the importance of healthy habits and choices. TTC Asset Tip: Laughter is good for you! Teach your children that not only is laughter a part of healthy living, but laughter is a calming down strategy too! Why? Because laughter releases endorphins – the brain’s “feel good” chemicals. Ask your child to notice when they’re feeling nervous, worried, upset or angry and then start to laugh – just a little bit at first – and see what happens!