We all feel better after a loud belly laugh or even a quiet chuckle. Laughter increases the oxygen in our blood system and encourages the brain to release more endorphins. It relaxes our muscles, boosts our immune system and relieves pain and stress. Therefore it isn’t a huge stretch of the imagination when we say a 70s fancy dress party is good for both the physical and emotional body.
Laughter is contagious, that’s why toy laughing bags are such a huge hit. Try as you might it’s difficult to listen to even a machine laughing and stay serious, so no wonder we can’t help joining in when friends are involved. Have you ever tried to feel grumpy when you are smiling? Put a smile on your face and try to feel down hearted. It’s not easy. You can improve your mood by smiling more. A happy face looks younger too.
Seventies disco dancing can help you lose excess weight. It suits people of all ages and will help tone up your muscles, get your blood pumping and raise your heart rate. The calories you burn can be comparable with cycling and swimming, and you don’t have to be a whiz on the dance floor to reap the benefits, even gentle exercise can release tension and help you relax.
Exercise also helps to increase vitality, improve stress levels, quality of sleep and a host of other things that are crucial to your body’s well being. So you could say a bit of disco dancing is just what the doctor ordered. John Travolta certainly looked in tip top shape in Saturday Night Fever.
It has been said that loving friendships and a good social life can help you live a longer active life. It doesn’t matter whether you have a large circle of acquaintances or just one or two close friends as long as you can share the highs and lows of your life with someone special. Talking is a great healer and there is a lot of truth in the old adage ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’
A 70s fancy dress party is the perfect opportunity to make new friends. People are in the mood to be sociable, so it’s a good environment to find someone friendly to talk to. If you are shy and don’t mix easily, you could break the ice by talking about your costumes.
If you are hosting a party, there are lots of ways to encourage people to participate. Introduce them to new people and arrange a few sociable games to break up the small groups that tend to form. Quizzes done in teams are ideal.
How does it make us feel when we dress up? Fabulous, light hearted and sexy are some of the adjectives that come to mind; and anything that encourages exercise, laughter and social activity has a positive effect on your body. Fun and laughter are key ingredients in our daily lives, so enjoy the party and boost those endorphins.
Laugh long and prosper!