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Self-Care Tip: Fun Health Facts

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Did you know?

Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent!

  • Find some joke books or try out some knock-knock jokes with a kid!

  • Dig out your old favorite comic collections. We recommend Calvin and Hobbes!

  • Watch your favorite funny TV shows or get recommendations for something new!

Always look on the bright side: being an optimist can help you live longer.

  • Studies have found that optimism is beneficial to your overall health, but is linked to a healthy heart and can even help ward off diseases.

  • Optimists often have lower blood pressure, which reduces the risk of coronary artery disease as found in a study by scientists at Harvard and Boston Universities.

  • People who are more optimistic also tend to have healthier behaviors – such as diet and exercise – that contribute to longevity.

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