The Worth of Mirth – Healing Power of Humor News
Interested in learning how humor helps improve your health? Dr. James Dillard writes about this and also provides tips on how to add more humor in your life.
Finding the funny side of things might be more important to your health than you think. Researchers at the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center have shown that a lack of humor contributes to heart disease.
Dillard refers to several studies in his latest article, and introduces readers to the field of psychoneuroimmunology — the study of how mental states affects our immune system.
He also provides some good tips on how to take advantage of humor’s benefits.
•?Make a list of your favorite comedians, and get their CDs.
•?Rent fun movies, record TV comedy shows, and order the funniest Netflix. Listen to silly shows in the car, like NPR’s “Car Talk.” Find a way to have a good laugh every day.