HUMOR and laughter in our lives help 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.
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!