PLAY & LAUGHTER:
George Bernard Shaw said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing”.
This health guide takes a serious look at play and laughter and the importance of including these as important part of our lives. The benefits of incorporating play and laughter into our lives are well documented. Play and laughter are important at all ages of life, contributing to good emotional, mental, and physical health and well-being.
Play at leisure and at work have been shown to improve relationships, team work, creativity, productivity, focus, and stress management. Laughter yields benefits of increased immune system function, decreased stress hormone production, emotional regulation and enhanced learning. This guide provides you with insight into how much you play and laugh, why you may not play and laugh enough, and how to bring play and laughter back into your life in healthy ways. Are you ready to become a FunMaker?