The number of global coronavirus cases continues to rise. So, whether the following guidance is for those who may have been exposed to it or choosing to self-isolate to help slow its spread, people are locking themselves in their homes.
No nights out. No sports. No nothing. So how do we connect with other human beings and spend all of that extra free time we've been given? We make memes. That's right, people have flooded the Internet to sum up how this pandemic has changed our everyday lives, and it proves that we maintain our sense of humor no matter what. From changing your hygiene habits to fighting over toilet paper at the supermarket, scroll down to check everything out.
OK, you've heard that laughter is the best medicine. But what does that mean? And can it helps us fight the coronavirus as well?
Well, you tell me. Laughter reduces pain and allows us to get through discomfort easier, it improves our job performance, especially if our tasks demand creativity and solving complex problems. Heck, its role in intimate relationships is greatly underestimated and it really is one of the cornerstones of good marriages. Laughter also synchronizes the brains of speaker and listener so that they are emotionally attuned.
Now come the heavy guns. According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter also stimulates the body's organs by increasing oxygen intake to the heart, lungs and muscles, and triggers the release of endorphins. It also helps people handle stress by easing tension, relaxing the muscles and lowering blood pressure.
But considering the pandemic that our world is currently facing, the most important thing is that laughter increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving our resistance to disease. So, as weird as it sounds, memes really can help you to fight the coronavirus. You're welcome.