Serious Reasons for a Sense of Humor


Are you interested in enhancing your health, brain, social life, and mood? If so, then let’s get serious: Try laughing more.

A well-developed sense of humor has incredible benefits. Laughing and smiling aren’t frivolous activities. So, let’s get serious about humor and why it’s so important.

Some Serious Benefits of a Sense of Humor

1. Strengthens your health. The more you laugh, the less frequently you’ll be sick. Studies have shown that laughing strengthens the immune system. It also lowers your blood pressure, which is great for your heart and brain. It’s possible that laughter can lower your medical expenses.

2. Reduces stress. Daily life is stressful. There are many ways to relieve stress, but few feel as good as laughing. With a good sense of humor, it’s easy to find reasons to laugh about life. A good laugh will allow you to forget about your challenges for a little while.

3. Uplifts your mood. It feels good to laugh, and the good feelings can last for hours afterward. Humor can redirect your focus from the negative happenings in your life to something more enjoyable.

4. Enhances your social life. Whether you are trying to find new friends or the “significant other” of your dreams, a sense of humor can really help. We’re drawn to people that laugh. If you can laugh at yourself and know how to make others laugh, you’ll find yourself welcome in many circles.

5. Benefits others. Your mood, words, and actions affect those around you. When you’re in a bad mood, it negatively impacts others. But your smiling, happy face and mood are uplifting and brighten the moods of those around you.

6. Strengthens your relationships. Is it possible to have a relationship that wouldn’t benefit from your sense of humor? Laughing together brings you closer together. You’ll find that your relationships with your neighbors, friends, family, and coworkers benefit from your ability to laugh and appreciate life.

7. Increases your intelligence. At the very least, you’ll learn more easily. A study demonstrated that laughing stimulates the learning centers of the brain. Stimulating those areas on a regular basis is believed to enhance the ability to learn new information.


Having a good sense of humor is beneficial to multiple aspects of your life.

Laughing is good for you. Your sense of humor impacts your health, mood, social life, and those around you.

Spend time with others who like to laugh. Make it a point to enjoy funny movies or watch your favorite comedians. Your laughter helps you and those around you.

So, find the humor in life. Seriously . . . feel free to laugh more.

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