Laugh and Get Rich Day
(Also known as Laugh and Grow Rich Day)
Laugh and Get Rich Day is observed next on Saturday, February 8th, 2025 (350 days from today).
Everyone knows, laughing will make your mood happy, but in addition, it also brings many other health benefits that few people know. According to Discovery magazine, laughter increases immune system function, regulates blood pressure, stimulates internal organs, and reduces pain. And to encourage people to smile more for the sake of laughter, Laugh and Get Rich Day is widely celebrated on February 8 every year.
Why We Love Laugh and Get Rich Day
1. Laughing helps relieve stress
The amount of hormones - cortisol and epinephrine released in the body tends to decrease when you smile. These are hormones that cause stress, suppress the immune system, and create openings for inflammation and disease. Studies have shown that laughter helps reduce stress, improve immune function, or in other words, increase the activity of "warrior" cells - this is a type of white blood cell that specializes in hunting and destroying tumor cells and virus-infected cells. Because of that great effect of laughter, patients with cancer or HIV are recommended to maintain an optimistic and happy mood, laugh a lot.
2. Laughter in skills to deal with difficult situations
Life is always out of our control, sudden uncertainties always make us confused and discouraged. A sudden puncture of a tire on the road, an unsatisfactory test result, or a failed job… all are unexpected incidents that we rarely prepare for. Although we cannot control everything in life, we can completely choose how we react to those events. Laughter is a quick and effective solution to help us relieve stress caused by bad situations, helping us to overcome difficulties in a gentle way. Smiling will also help protect the mind, body and spirit, relieve a stressful atmosphere, and make those around you feel more comfortable.
So, when having bad luck, instead of grimacing in frustration and carrying that uncomfortable feeling throughout the day, try smiling, and you will see that everything will be fine again.
3. Laughing helps blood circulation, regulates blood pressure
Laughing for heart health is just as important as controlling the risk of a heart attack. Studies have shown that laughing helps to reduce and balance blood pressure, enhance blood circulation. According to a study by the University of Maryland (USA) on the link between laughter and heart health, smiling will cause the inner membrane muscles of the blood vessel walls to dilate, helping blood circulate better. Thanks to its ability to increase circulation and increase blood oxygen, laughter is a powerful ally in our fight against cardiovascular diseases.
4. Laughter works like exercise
Researchers say that for every 100 smiles, the effect is equivalent to about 10-15 minutes of exercise on the gym. With such an effect, but you don't have to sweat and sweat, and feel very happy, so why don't you smile a little more.
In addition to the effect of burning less energy in the body, laughter also works to clean the respiratory system. Similar to when you exercise, you often take a deep breath after laughing out loud, this breathing will immediately open up the airways, increasing the amount of oxygen inhaled. Because laughter is just as effective as exercise, that's why after every belly laugh you often feel exhausted.
5. Laughter is good for diabetics
In several studies, it has been found that laughing has a positive effect on blood sugar levels. Although the mechanism behind this phenomenon is not clear, when conducting experiments on a group of patients with type 2 diabetes, the researchers found that their blood sugar levels were more stable when watching a comedy program compared to when listening to a boring lecture.
Another study monitored the effect of laughter therapy on the renin-angiotensin system in patients with type 2 diabetes. The results showed that renin enzyme levels were significantly reduced with this therapy. This means that laughter can help diabetics avoid complications related to micro vascular.
6. Laughing helps relieve pain
Laughter is the best natural pain reliever. It's very effective, it's free, doesn't require a doctor's consultation, and moreover, it's available anywhere.
You may not think about laughing if you accidentally fell from a height or cut your arm, but try to smile, because it will help you relieve the pain quickly thanks to the reflex release of endorphins in the brain during laughter (a pain-relieving hormone that acts like an opiate). Laughter helps dispel fear, neutralize anger, so we will be able to deal with situations more effectively.
7. Smiling promotes social relationships
Laughing is a contagious effect. When you laugh, the people around you are more likely to laugh with you (the same rarely happens when you cry). Everyone likes to be around or socialize with people who laugh a lot.
Researchers believe that smiling helps people bond and communicate with each other. The more comfortable you feel around someone, the easier it is to laugh. And according to studies, people laugh 30 times more often when in a community than when alone.
In addition, laughter is also an extremely friendly international language. It is a way to break the "ice" in collective meetings, helping people to communicate more comfortably with each other.
8. Laughter boosts immune system function
Scientists confirm that laughter has extremely positive and important effects on the immune system. They also suggest that laughter should be equated with multivitamins and antibacterial soaps. With effects such as reducing stress hormones, increasing blood circulation, increasing oxygen flow through breathing, relieving negative emotions, laughing will stimulate the activity of the immune system and keep the body healthy.
Observing Laugh and Get a Rich Day
Put aside the tiring work, plan for Laugh and Get a Rich Day. Make sure you can laugh through tears, not just broken smiles. Laughter is contagious, so plan activities with your friends that will make you laugh all day. A few comedies, loads of fun games. Have a good laugh and share on social media with the hashtag #LaughAndGetARichDay to spread the smile to everyone.
ObservedLaugh and Get Rich Day has been observed annually on February 8th.
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Thursday, February 8th, 2024
Saturday, February 8th, 2025
Sunday, February 8th, 2026
Monday, February 8th, 2027