Research shows that LAUGHTER is GOOD for you! I’m not exactly sure who is conducting all of this research, or who’s paying for it, but the bottom line is that LAUGHTER is actually being studied by researchers! These are people with medical, science or advanced degrees, studying the benefits of LAUGHTER.
Interviewer: It says here on your resume that you graduated from MIT magna cum laude. What exactly was your research focused on?
Interviewer: Sounds good to me. Can you start on Monday?
I think that’s pretty impressive, and you should too. I did a quick search and found out the following health benefits from LAUGHTER:
- relaxes the whole body
- improves mood
- eases anxiety
- boosts the immune system
- triggers the release of endorphins
- burns calories
- attracts us to others (doesn’t EVERY dating site post list “sense of humor”?)
- enhances teamwork
- defuses conflict
- lightens anger’s heavy load
- protects the heart
- may help you live longer
Did you catch that last one? MAY HELP YOU LIVE LONGER! WTF! That’s crazy! I’m thinking about changing our marketing slogan to Long Island Comedy… where Long Islanders Live Longer ( or something like that). Here’s the bottom line: make it a priority to LAUGH more, and you’ll experience all of these benefits and more. And if you REALLY want to laugh more, (here comes the shameless plug) make it out to one of our hilarious LIVE stand-up comedy shows soon, and we’ll prove it to you. Cheers!