The weight of life…
In a recent study of 60- and 70-year-olds, laughter and humor were found to increase memory recall by as much as 100% compared with a non-funny group. The stress hormone cortisol was lower in people who laughed and watched funny programs. Another study reported that laughter can burn more calories, lower stress and protect against heart disease.
The conclusion of that study was that everyone, especially seniors, should find ways to incorporate laughter into their daily routine.
There are many ways to do that: Social interaction, exercise groups, funny TV shows and movies.
Find out what makes you laugh and make it a part of your day. If it only boosts your recall 20%, it will be worth the effort. And what’s more fun than laughing?