Thursday, April 05, 2012

Thursday Thought: Humor

This week saw the passing of another April Fool's Day. With that in mind, today's Thursday Thought is about humor.

Laughter is the best medicine. It really is.

Laughter has many benefits. Here is an article from WebMD that list some of the benefits of laughter:

  • Increased blood flow throughout the body.
  • Boosted immune system.
  • Lowering/regulating blood sugar levels.
  • Helps relax the body and increases the likelihood of a more peaceful sleep.

I don't know about you but the last one is a huge benefit to me. I don't sleep enough as it is and I certainly never feel like I can relax. The article suggests watching a comedy of some kind for 30 minutes a day will provide incredible laughter related benefits. So as much as I hate to say it (because I hate television), maybe try watching a 30 minute sitcom. Or kick back and check out a comedy movie or some late night stand-up. Read a funny memoir or a kid's joke book. Go to a comedy club or find local shows in your area for amateur nights. Try to find humor in your day however you can. A little silliness is apparently good for you! I'm off to go catch up on Season 3 of Glee since I haven't been able to watch all season long. Hey, it is a sitcom... at least it is to me. ;)

1 comment:

Arts in the Family said...

I have to agree. I don't know if it's the best medicine but it's pretty good if you ask me and it doesn't take an act of Congress to get it. I try to watch a comedy before bedtime, either the Simpsons or Seinfeld, especially if I've had a rough day.

Alberto Ramirez Jr.