What do having fun and staying healthy have in common?
A lot more than you might think.
Laughing with friends, throwing a ball for the dog, watching your favorite TV show, or reading a book might be called “leisure activities,” but the health benefits associated with some good old fashioned fun are nothing short of incredible. So the next time you’re feeling guilty for skipping the gym in favor of a reading a good book, keep these 8 health benefits in mind:
1. Reduced Stress
Cortisol, known as the “stress hormone” or the “fight or flight hormone” spikes to unhealthy levels when we’re stressed. It’s intended to save our lives in a do-or-die situation; however, at low levels of stress (when there’s nothing to fight or flee) cortisol can cause weight gain and can even inhibit the body’s ability to fight off infection and heal itself. Having fun and …
When is the last time you really had fun? Think about it—the last time you just let yourself go and had a good time? When did you last forget about all your daily responsibilities and live in the moment? If it’s been too long, one of these assumptions about fun may be holding you back. Read on to discover how to get over them and get yourself out there:
1. You’re worried what other people will think.
You don’t want to look silly in front of other people. You’re afraid they’ll judge you. Guess what? Other people don’t think about you nearly as much as you think they do. Besides, you’re not a mind reader. You don’t know what is going on in other people’s minds. And if they are judging you for being silly and having a good time, then they’re people you don’t need to know anyway. …
Most of us want to have more fun, it just seems like it is not as easy as it used to be. The reasons are many: guilt (because others aren’t having fun), perceived inappropriateness (because others around us cannot have fun) or lack of time (because our commitment to others won’t let us have fun). Yet, science gives an encouraging nod that we need to make time for fun and should perhaps prioritize it.
Since the term “fun” can be ambiguous and is often used in different contexts, let us first look at the standard definition of the word. Oxford Dictionary of Current English defines fun as: amusement, especially lively or playful. Staying true to the definition we generally connect the word fun to things that are entertaining and enjoyable to do. Fun is also sometimes used interchangeably with play — although there is a distinction, as some argue that …
Fun — it can often seem quite elusive. After getting work done, maintaining our most important relationships, managing our finances and our household, and keeping up with the daily responsibilities of being an adult, fun can often seem like the dangling carrot that we never reach.
Fun is whatever you want it to be: recreation, relaxation, adventure. Simply put, fun is doing something for no other reason except it brings you joy.
Fun can feel indulgent, as though it is something we must earn. But it is essential to life, and without it, we can easily feel caught up in an unhealthy cycle of constantly working and crashing.
If you had to name one thing you have done this week simply because it brings you joy, what would it be?
For me, it’s hiking. Hiking is my happy place. Getting lost in the woods, smelling the trees, adventuring down an …
The difference between fun and happiness is immense. Yet, we often confuse them and pursue activities that seem fun, thinking how they’ll lead us to overall mental and emotional clarity. From binge-drinking and watching TV to eating fast food and doing nothing all day, these are all red herrings on our path to happiness.
However, all these due have a certain fun value, and we shouldn’t disregard them. We should, instead, understand how fun times differ from being truly happy, and we’ll, in turn, navigate the sea of life with more clarity.
But don’t despair — there’s no need to worry if this seems complicated. That’s why we’re here, after all. In the following few paragraphs, we’ll explain everything, and we’ll hopefully bring you one step closer to both fun and happiness.
It might seem like an odd question, but what is happiness? How do we …
There’s a common misconception that adult toys are just for women. However, men can also use them for various purposes. From cock rings to prostate massagers, you can find numerous products online and in physical stores. We’re here to bring you a bit closer to some of them. So let’s jump right in.
Some of the most popular sex toys for men are cock rings. Although they don’t need to have any specific purpose aside from looking good on your penis, they’re full of benefits that can help a man have a better sex life. Penis rings are just like ordinary jewelry you put on your hands, only for your homeboy downstairs. You simply slide it over your flaccid penis and place it near the base, next to your testicles.
The major benefit of using a gadget like this is that it can help keep your dong hard …
There are numerous instances of of sex which provides immense pleasure. Some try out BDSM or the different poses, but one of the major and widely popular sex activities is knowns as Anal sex. Some people get frightened about this aspect of sex, but it’s quite a hoax. Those who want to change their sex routine and try out different pleasurable activities opt for anal sex. Anal sex is one of the complicated yet most pleasurable sex forms. In this, you need to take immense care of hygiene.
To take care of hygiene you need some of the equipment. One of which is known as anal douche. Before delving into that directly let us know something about anal sex.
What is anal sex?
Anal sex is just the other form of sex in which people get into the activity of insertion and thrusting of the penis into the anus …
Men have always wondered what’s the best thing to make a woman happy sexually. It’s a known fact that a lot of woman struggle to reach orgasm through penetrative sex alone. While women love penetrative sex but the key to their utmost satisfaction lies somewhere else. The answer is “vaginal massage”. It’s like massaging the back or foot but since vagina is a more sensitive area, the effect is really orgasmic. Your lady can perform the massage herself but things would be more romantic and sensual if you take up the baton.
Why is vaginal massage so amazing?
Vaginal massage involves massage of the tissue and muscles inside vaginal canal. Women hold a huge amount of emotion and tension in their vaginal tissues. So, when you massage the area, the muscles and fibers there feel kind of relaxed and at peace. It automatically heightens a woman’s sense of pleasure and …