Healthy living: International Moment of
Laughter Day

“Why did the pig break up with her boyfriend…?”

Houston – April 14 is International Moment of Laughter Day, a holiday created by humorologist Izzy
Gesell to lift spirits, boost self-esteem and relieve stress. To get you ready, here are some interesting
health facts about those one-liners that get you every time. When you laugh, you are also:

  1. Lowering your blood pressure
  2. Increasing blood flow
  3. Getting a workout to the diaphragm, abdominal, facial, leg, and back muscles
  4. Reducing stress
  5. Increasing the response of tumor- and disease-killing cells
  6. Defending against respiratory infections
  7. Increasing memory, learning and creativity

Today, tell a joke, share a funny memory, or discuss your favorite comedy. If you need a joke to get started,
how about this one. Why did the pig break up with her boyfriend? He was a real boar.”