Monday, May 12, 2014

Pump up that humor muscle

Did you know that humor facilitates creativity and problem-solving? It also pumps up your ability to stay alert. It's good for your heart and blood pressure, increasing the oxygen supply to your body. Humor also improves digestion.

That being the case, why not add more laughter and humor into your life? If you don't have a great sense of humor, you may want to think about developing one today. You will definitely experience more happiness and joy. And you'll be healthier.

Here are some interesting factoids: The average 6-year-old laughs 300 times a day. The average adult laughs only 17 times a day. How do we lose that along the way? Let's recover the ability, shall we? And here's another fact: 100 good solid laughs equates to 10 minutes of exercise on a rowing machine. Who knew it was a good form of exercise?

Most likely, you already know that a good sense of humor allows you to see adversity as a challenge rather than a threat—and it greatly enhances your ability to cope with stress.

Aren't all of these good reasons to work that humor muscle? Buy a joke book; read in it daily. Go to a card store and read a handful of the hilarious cards that are always part of any card shelf mix. I love doing that. Check out some of the funny YouTube videos that are available. And choose friends who know how to laugh. Try to avoid hanging out with sourpusses too much!

What are your favorite ways to bring laughter into your life?

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