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Have More Fun! The Positive Effects of Having Fun

Visitors of all ages often come to Queens Links during their free time to have some good old fun! Having fun is proven to have positive effects on our hormones and can benefit us both physically and mentally.

Experiencing fun helps to drive down cortisol levels, known as the stress hormone, and increase serotonin, a chemical that helps regulate the likes of sleep, mood and memory.

The benefits of having fun, aside from the obvious, include:

  • Reducing stress levels
  • Improving your sleep
  • Thinking more clearly
  • Increasing your energy levels
  • Improving your concentration and memory
  • Connecting with others in a meaningful way (it will benefit them, too!)

Want in on all of the above? Do something you love and have fun doing it.

Want a little fun-spiration?

  • Meet up with friends and take a stroll on Aberdeen Beach
  • Go out for dinner with loved ones – we can help with that: view restaurants
  • Catch a new release at Cineworld
  • Head out on a bike ride 
  • Cook your favourite meal - Iceland can help with that
  • Explore one of the finest art collections in the country at the Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • Tell a joke (good or bad!)
  • Discover a treasure trove of arts and crafts ideas at The Range
  • Head down to Aberdeen Science Centre to delve into the world of imagination and explore the wonders of science and play 
  • Try something new - try a new dish on your next meal out or start a new hobby