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CALS Wellness Committee tip: Boost immunity with laughter—no joke!

This message was sent by email from StayWell on Apr 30:

Did you know that laughter offers health benefits? We’re not kidding.

Good-for-you giggles
Research shows that laughter may:

  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Enhance your memory

Embracing humor in tough times
We know that belly laughs may not be at the top of your priority list right now. But that may be even more reason to seek out humor.

Studies show that humor and laughter can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve your resilience
  • Boost your mood
  • Help you cope with difficult situations

A self-care boost chuckle
This week, we have something to make you laugh: Kristi Mulcahey talks with Wisconsin native and comedian Charlie Berens. Click here.

Want more giggles? Here are a couple more of Charlie’s videos that hit pretty close to home:

Questions?
Contact the StayWell HelpLine at (800) 821-6591 or wellwisconsin@staywell.com.