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April is National Humor Month!

Seemingly endless winter and taxes are not the only reasons we need to celebrate National Humor Month (NHM) in April.  The wisdom of the ages has sanctioned frivolity on the first of the month since the 1500’s. NHM was founded 40 years ago to heighten public awareness on the joy and therapeutic value of laughter.  Serious research findings prove laughing more can improve health, communication skills, morale, teamwork, alertness, coping, and even longevity.  It’s not foolish to have fun if your jokes don’t offend.

Perhaps you already start your meetings with a joke or keep a file of favorite videos, cartoons, or one- liners for your own stress breaks. Here is more about the benefits of laughter:

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laughter Prescription

Research on Laughter and Humor

Research on Laughter Yoga

Study on Humor and Short-term Memory in Older Adults

Remember: Grumps don’t live just feels that way. LOL

For more information or to discuss coping tips during challenging times please contact Partners Employee Assistance Program at 1-866-724-4EAP.

In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service.

This content was last modified on: 04/04/2017

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