January 24th is Global Belly Laugh Day!
With all the ugly in the world, couldn’t we all use a laugh? YES! And let’s face it, there are few more unifying activities than laughter. Created to fuel positive energy, connection and creativity, Belly Laugh Day, gives us the opportunity to celebrate the smiles and laughs that transform our moments 24 hours a day.
Fact is, the benefits of laughter aren’t just psychological – they’re physical! Having a good chuckle causes the tissue lining our blood vessels to expand, increasing blood flow. This makes us feel more positive, boosts our immune systems, increases pain tolerance and generally just makes us feel happier and more energetic!
And really, even looking forward to something in advance has similar positive affects as the act itself! It reduces stress and increases chemicals that help relaxation.
Send out an email, put up posters, and tell everyone you meet about the day. Lighten the workload for the day – get a few funny jokes under your belt and start sharing your sense of humor! So at 1:24pm – wherever you are – you're encouraged to smile, throw your arms in the air and laugh out loud! To help with that, here are a couple videos of babies and their belly laughs!