Friday, October 24, 2008

Does Humor Heal?

It's not like your doc can write up a prescription-strength joke and send you on your way. But don't pooh-pooh the power of the ha-ha. Humor has been shown to boost brain power and improve immune-cell function (which can help ward off cancer). Not only that, but a positive attitude means you're more likely to do healthy things like walk, eat cruciferous vegetables and avoid saturated fats-3 choices that substantially help the chance of survival after a heart attack, stroke or cancer. So instead of feeling blue, take charge of your life.
While you're at it, Tivo, Letterman, Leno or Stewart (because sleep is just as important for your health). Remember, miracles do happen, and they happen more often to people who are positively positive.