During the month of April we focused on humor. Did you know that on average children laugh 300 times a day while adults laugh 20 times a day?
Humor has many physical benefits of humor which include reduction of muscle tension which helps alleviate pain, stimulation of cardiovascular system, dilation of blood vessels which increases oxygen to the lungs, reduction of blood pressure and heart rate, improvement of t-cells and natural killer cells in immune system and production of beta endorphins to induce euphoria. Humor is not only good for you physically but also mentally. The psychological benefits of humor include the relief of anxiety, distress, anger and depression, the creation of feelings of well-being, empowerment and control and assistance in creating and maintaining a positive attitude, hope, energy and self-esteem.
So, remember that laughter is good for you, and that it is cheap, effective and its side effects are pleasant. It is also fat-free, salt-free, non-taxable, environmentally safe and does not require batteries or assembly!
Here are a few things that make the staff at Madison Financial Planning laugh:
Favorite joke? A favorite of the kiddos – How do you make a tissue dance? You put a little boogie in it OR why is six afraid of seven? Seven ate nine.
Favorite comedy movie? Wedding Crashers
Favorite comedy tv series? Golberg’s
Funniest person you know? My college roommate Suzy – her sense of humor helped get me through college and raising kids!
Favorite comedy actor? Ben Stiller
Favorite joke? I saw a sign that said, “Watch for children”, and thought, “That sounds like a fair trade”
Favorite comedy movie? Goonies
Favorite comedy tv series? Seinfeld
Funniest person you know? My son Devin who was born on Earth Day. He is one of the most down to earth people I know. He has a great sense of humor and is funny without even trying.
Favorite comedy actor? Robin Williams
Favorite joke? Just been to the gym and there’s a new machine. Only used it for a half hour, as I started to feel sick. It’s great though, it does everything - Kit Kats, M&M’s, Snickers, Doritos…
Favorite comedy movie? The Hangover.
Favorite comedy tv series? The Office.
Funniest person you know? My husband, Mike.
Favorite comedy actor? Will Farrell.
Favorite joke? The meeting of Procrastinator’s Anonymous has been postponed.
Favorite comedy movie? Airplane, Scrooged, Caddy Shack
Favorite comedy tv series? M*A*S*H
Funniest person you know? My nephew, Greg Hahn, the professional comedian, www.GregHahn.com
Favorite comedy actor? Bill Murray