Who doesn’t love blowing bubbles? Bubbles are whimsical, effervescent, playful, and nostalgic. No matter your occupation, age, or interests, taking a minute out of your busy day to blow bubbles can be a much-needed escape from the pressures of adulting.
As you’re taking time to feel like a kid again, there’s something you may not realize: bubbles are good for your health!
Rain or shine, alone or with friends...Bubble Breaks are good for your health!
Blowing bubbles forces you to pause, focus on a single activity, and think about your breathing. Even this small moment of awareness can help to release tension while bringing back positive, stress-relieving childhood memories.
One more way to add stress relief to your next Bubble Break: blow bubbles with friends, family members, or co-workers. Blowing bubbles is a peaceful, wholesome, and crowd-friendly activity to bring the whole squad together.
Blowing bubbles can teach you how to keep your airways healthy. As you exhale into the bubble wand, try to control your breath so you create the largest bubble possible before it pops. Replicate this sensation when you’re not blowing bubbles and you’ll keep your small airways strong and help you draw more air into your lungs.
For little ones, blowing bubbles help to teach controlled breathing and deep breathing, especially for children who struggle to count their inhale and exhale lengths without something to focus on.
Anxiety can be a debilitating daily disruption. While blowing bubbles won’t cure your anxiety, adding bubbles to your anxiety-fighting “toolkit” can be a way to find momentary relaxation. Blowing bubbles encourages deep breathing to reduce panicked feelings, and picturing your worries floating away with the bubbles you blow can help to clear your mind:
Blowing bubbles can encourage kids to be curious and descriptive while naturally promoting counting games and fine motor skills as they clap, pop, and chase. As they get older, bubbles provide an opportunity to encourage mental growth through scientific exploration as kids learn about the science of bubbles.
Want to take advantage of these health benefits and support your favorite nonprofit? Take a Bubble Break to show the world that even though #LifeIsFragile, hope and community support can make all the difference.