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Good Reasons to Laugh

According to a study by Cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may help protect you against a heart attack. This was the first study to show that laughter may prevent heart disease. That's cool, but there are many other reasons to laugh.

Laughter lowers blood pressure. Upon laughing, blood becomes more oxygen and nutrient rich and your blood pressure drops.

Just a tip: Never lick a steak knife. (laugh now)

Laughter increases the number of attack cells that like to kill cancer. Antibodies are also increased (immunoglobulin A), which is especially helpful for respiratory infections.

Famous last words: It's not those jeans that make your butt look fat. (laugh now)

Laughter decreases stress hormones, relaxing muscles which helps antibodies fight infection.

Life advice: If you look like your passport picture, you need a vacation. (laugh now)

If you laugh, people will naturally want to laugh with you. It makes you more approachable to others. Laugh at yourself! It's attractive to most people, and as a bonus you take away the chance for others to make fun of you by doing it first.

True story: Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot. (laugh now)

Laughter not only works the abs, but also works the facial muscles, legs, back, diaphragm and respiratory muscles. It's not just the best medicine, it's a full body workout!

Deep thoughts: Nothing in the world is friendlier than a wet dog. (laugh now)

Laughter releases endorphins which are more potent than morphine and reduce the feelings of pain and discomfort.

Popular opinion: Those who think they know everything are very annoying to those of us who do. (laugh now)

Laughter is a great motivator to keep your breath fresh and your teeth maintained. The benefits are obvious.

Breaking News: Did you hear about the blonde who gave her cat a bath? She still hasn't got all the hair off her tongue. (laugh now)

You are above ground. Enough said.

And just a touch of morbid humor for the end: If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple payments. (laugh now)


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