I love to have fun!
I love to laugh and I try not to take too many things, seriously!
“Melinda, life isn’t all about fun and games” my dad used to say.He was a child in the depression and so was a very serious guy.
Everyone has a different idea of what is enjoyable.
For me, I enjoy things like:
Creating a business that is fun and helps busy women look, feel and function better,
Spending time with friends and colleagues doing things that challenge my brain and make me laugh, taking long walks with my husband and dog, Maya, cooking, gardening reading and roaming around NYC in search of awesome healthy food.
The list goes on from there.
Laughter, fun and finding your passion is an incredibly important part of creating good health.
By living a life we enjoy we reduce stress, lower our risk for heart disease and cancer, attract happier people into our lives, sleep better, feel less pain and age much more slowly.
Who doesn’t want that?
Being bored, miserable and unhappy drains your energy, changes your outlook on things and affects your long-term health.
It is also a great way to end up alone!
Who of us is not attracted to the smiling, laughing, happy person in the room?
They are usually surrounded by people that want to get in on the action.
They are attractive and glow with good health.
So how does happiness affect your health?
Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
So stop feeling sorry for yourself, decide what you want and go after it, dump those people that don’t love and support you and get smiling.
I am working on having as may laugh lines as possible.
Life should be filled fun and games, so go out and play! How will you have fun today?
You Deserve to be Healthy!
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