It’s really true: Laughter IS good for you. According to a University of Maryland School of Medicine study, blood vessels of laughers are healthier than those who don’t laugh as much. (See http://www.umm.edu/features/laughter.htm for details.)
According to researchers, mental stress (eg, lack of laughter) impairs our blood vessel linings. The resulting inflammation leads to fat and cholesterol buildup in our coronary arteries, which can lead to a heart attack.
I say, look for humor at every opportunity. Our source on Friday night was my dog Finley’s pie escapade (see yesterday’s post for details). Other than being concerned about how the equivalent of an entire pie could affect his health and our air quality, how could I be upset with a face like his?
So when you say LOL, mean it! Your heart will thank you!