Health & Wellness




Larry Wilde created National Humor Month in 1976 to show people how humor is a useful tool to improve our ways of life, stating: “The idea of laughing and the use of humor as a tool to lift ailing spirits is growing. Scientific research now indicates that the curative power of laughter and its ability to relieve debilitating stress and burnout may indeed be one of the great medical discoveries of our times.” Through laughing, we’re reducing our stress and pain levels, strengthening our immune systems, and recharging our bodies.

Not only does humor make us feel good, but laughing is actually good for our brains and it reduces stress levels. Additionally, most people are drawn to others with a sense of humor’ National Humor Month is a good time to make connections and meet new people.

Need a Laugh? Try These Tips
>  Humor is as close as around the next corner…try these tips to inject more humor into your life (this month and always)

Spend Time with Your Favorite Funny People
>  Go out and spend time with your friends — reminisce about things that make each of you laugh until it hurts

Tell Daily Jokes
>  Take a moment each day of National Humor Month to share a funny joke with a friend — and keep the trend going all year!
>  There are tons of ample online joke sites that can keep you stocked up with ‘material’ — just do a quick search (such as

Make New Connections
>  Humor is a great way to break the ice when meeting new people; work to develop your funny side and benefit personally and professionally

Seek Out Comedy Shows & Events
>  Book a night out at a local comedy club or find a comedy show to watch on TV/online — there are plenty of sources of humor at your fingertips!