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Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Importance of Laughter

"Laugh when you can. Laughter is cheap medicine."

Lord Byron

It's true! Laughing lowers our stress levels, boosts our immune system, makes us feel connected to others, helps alleviate chronic pain and is basic internal exercise at it's best.

Did you know that by a time a kid reaches nursery school, he or she will laugh about 300 times a day? Guess how many times an adult laughs. It's about 17.

Need an excuse for some internal exercise? Check out this funny photo contest and be prepared for some cheap medicine. Feel free to leave an "appropriate" joke in the comments section if you've got a good one!

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