Celebrate a Moment of Laughter

On April 14th, International Moment of Laughter Day, we at Central are taking a moment to celebrate the healing and relaxing power of laughter. The International Moment of Laughter Day is the unofficial holiday created by humorologist Izzy Gesell, so put a smile on, grab a friend, or loved one and just laugh.

While we are taking a moment to laugh, it’s important to fully understand the health benefits found in laughing. So, like all great blog reads, we’ve assembled a list of the top 5 health benefits of laughter.

  1. Stress relief – We all go through stressful life circumstances, both in and out of our control. These circumstances can create, physical and mental conditions that lead to exhaustion and burnout. Regardless of circumstance, take a moment and laugh. Laughing stimulates circulation, which leads to a physical feeling of relaxation.
  1. Attitude adjustment – Ever heard the phrase “attitude is everything”? When you wake-up on the wrong side of the bed, try laughing. As we laugh, the body takes in oxygen-rich air that stimulates organs and increases endorphins leading to a feel good sensation.
  1. Increased connection with others – Much of our capacity to take on life’s challenges depends on the quality of our relationships. Laughing with someone creates an immediate bond by establishing a positive emotional climate and sense of connection.
  1. Physical health benefits – Make laughter part of your workout routine. Laughter has a positive impact on your physical health. When you laugh more oxygen reaches the brain and vital organs, blood pressure lowers and stress on your heart is reduced.
  1. Coping mechanism – Laugh at the stuff life throws at you. Using laughter to cope with difficult circumstances is not uncommon. However, too often we get caught up in the heat of the moment and don’t take advantage of our built in coping mechanisms. After a good laugh your heart rate and blood pressure drop below normal, sending your body into a relaxed state and subconsciously your mind starts to think that circumstances are more manageable.

Celebrate with us and on April 14th and take a moment to laugh. Or, if you are feeling ambitious, make it a part of your daily routine. You won’t regret it.

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  • 3rd Annual Pajama Jam 5K

    tate pumphouse casper, wy

    tate pumphouse casper, wy

    3rd Annual Pajama Jam 5K!

    Saturday, June 10th at 9am

    Casper, WY– It’s the comfiest run you’ve ever done.  And you’ll be helping a great cause, too!  It’s Casper’s 3rd Annual Pajama Jam 5k scheduled for the Sat. June 10th!  The run begins at the Pumphouse; and costs just $30 for adults and $10 for kids.  Fun for the entire family!

    Proceeds will go to the Iris Clubhouse (Casper’s first mental health clubhouse) and to Central’s Quality of Life Funds. Several area businesses have joined the fun as sponsors: Hilltop National Bank; TV13; Townsquare Media; Breck MediaJonah Bank; Smiths; and 1890 Screen & Stitch.

    There will be door prizes, snacks, ribbons and lots of fun. So wear your most creative pajama outfit for the most comfy 5K ever!  Kids Fun Run starts at 8:30 am and the 5K begins at 9 am. 

     For registration, follow this link or to learn more call CWCC at 237-9583 and ask for Toni.

    See you there, teddy-bear!