The Benefits of Laughter

Kitt O'Malley

Benefits of Laughter

Thank you, Melissa Garzon, MD (medical school in Columbia – how cool is that!), MPH (master in public health from UC Berkeley – where I got my BA), for creating this great infographic. I just LOVE Melissa. She laughs at my jokes. Not only that, she’s the Multicultural Coordinator for NAMI Orange County and handles Outreach and Social Media. For those who cannot read the infographic (the obvious downside of infographics is that not everyone can read graphics – why alt text or text following the graphic is so important), here’s what it says:

Benefits of Laughter – Chuckle!

Get on your giggle and check out the potential benefits of laughter on your mind, body and soul!

  • Improves memory
  • Makes you prettier (my favorite benefit)
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Relieves tension in muscles
  • Increases blood flow and circulation
  • Strengthens relationships by increasing trust
  • Reduces depression & anxiety
  • Improves sleep quality

“Use your smile…

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