Laughter best medicine for wellbeing

Employers looking to reduce workplace stress may find the answer is closer than they think – in the form of a good laugh.

Instead of suffering in silence or turning to an employee assistance programme, employees could try their hand at laughter yoga to boost their wellbeing.

What is that you may ask? It’s a form of breathing exercises that prepare the lungs for a giggle even when nothing is funny.

Sessions typically kick off with a cheesy joke, followed by a series of laughter exercises aimed at leading to prolonged and uncontrollable laughter.

Professionals claim it helps improve employee wellbeing, reduce stress and motivate staff because it helps employees see each other in a different light.

It could prove to be a welcome relief from working life. Go on, give it a go.