We are always told about how we should have a balanced and healthy diet, ensuring we eat a wide variety of fruit and vegetables to get in all our vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to function optimally. But there is one vitamin that can not be got from food, it is one we need to create ourselves and that is Vitamin L.
You may be wondering what this vitamin is, it is one of the cheapest and easiest vitamins to be absorbed by your body and you can never have too much of it. It can help to alleviate stress, reduce depression, ease anxiety and fear, create happiness and an amazing feel good factor. What is it you may be wondering?
Vitamin L = Laughter.
For those of you who know me, will know that it is something I indulge in frequently. I have been told on numerous occasions that I have a very loud, distinctive, infectious, (irritating to some) laugh.
Too often we get carried away with the seriousness of life and forget to let go and laugh. Can you remember the last time you had a really good, belly aching laugh? If not then do something about it. There are times in our lives when we can suddenly realize we have stopped laughing, but laughter is so important for us we need to ensure we indulge in it daily.
Laughter is good for you health for so many reasons, it can:
Relieve physical tension and stress and relax our muscles
Boost the immune system
Trigger the release of endorphins to make you feel good
Improve the function of blood vessels, increasing blood flow that can help to protect the heart
Lower Stress Hormones
Be so much fun!
So whatever you do make sure you get a good dose of laughter in every day.