#2013alive: Next Week – Get Ready to Laugh!

by alive Editorial

#2013alive: Next Week - Get Ready to Laugh!

We’ve been kidding around for this week’s October’s 12 Months of Wellness; coming up, we do things that make us laugh.

This past week, we’ve been rediscovering some beloved activities from our youth for October’s fun-filled 12 Months of Wellness. The alive staff did some kid stuff, too: Editor Leah planned a girl’s sleepover; Account Manager Jennifer went go-carting; Graphic Designer Amanda did pretty much everything; and Marketing Specialist Bronwyn baked, danced, and watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with her 10 year old.

Next week, we explore the benefits of laughter and how to fit a few more giggles into our everyday. As Mark Twain noted, “Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.\”

What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt!

We all know that laughter is fun. From giggles to chortles to snorting milk out of your nose, there’s no better way to let go of stress and work pressures. Some hearty laughter can also help our health by

  • lessening stress and promoting relaxation
  • lowering blood pressure
  • making us happier
  • easing aches and pains

What do elves learn in school? The elf-abet!

If you need some extra help to tickle your funny bone, plan to get laughing next week with one of these suggestions.

  • Try laughter yoga.
  • Watch your favourite comedy, whether on TV or at a live show.
  • Go to improv.

Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9!

Everyone’s sense of humour is different. For example, I love terrible puns and not-so-witty jokes (could you tell?). What makes you laugh the most—a funny friend, The Big Bang Theory, or maybe your favourite comedian? In preparation for next week’s 12 Months of Wellness, let us know in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #2013alive. And don’t forget to download our October goal-tracking sheet to put all the fun you’re having in writing!

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