Frequency: once a week
Intensity: belly laughing
Time: 30 minutes
Type: your favourite comedy show
Research suggests efficacious laughter treatment as once a week or less for 30-60 minutes, but 20 minutes can help too. The Intensity will largely depend on the moment and remains an open question. Ask yourself if you are open to testing something new, like laughter yoga, or if a Zoom session with friends, or watching the programme that is sure to make you chuckle feels more comfortable.
“There is not much to lose in laughing. No downsides, side-effects or risks, perhaps it is time to consider laughter seriously”
Louie, Brook & Frates (2016)
If making yourself laugh feels off the radar, then gift a laugh to someone else and know what a difference you are making to their health!