Humor and Health

You’ve probably filed the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine,” right next to “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” However, you may want to take humor more seriously.

Laughter has direct impact on boosting your immune system, lowering stress, and more. One study found people with the lowest ability to laugh were significantly more likely to have heart disease.

If your life is a little too serious, try laughing—at yourself. Remember that slip-ups and mistakes are part of daily life and keep them in perspective. If you can laugh at the little irritations that weren’t your fault, that’s even better.

And then laugh as much as you can throughout the day—read a comic, tell a joke, watch a quick video, or share a funny story.

You may think I’m joking, but your body will love the levity.

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