The Third Humor Habit (Part II): Laugh More Often and More Heartily

[Note: If you’re new to this Senior Humor Training series of articles on improving your sense of humor, also read the previous articles on “Senior Humor Training.”] Laughter is the Best Medicine. As noted in last week’s article, you’ve probably heard this phrase many times in your life.  I have no idea how long people […]

The Third Humor Habit: Laugh More Often and More Heartily

“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.”  (Yiddish proverb) If you’re new to this website, read the earlier articles under “Senior Humor Training Exercises” and then come back to this one. The March 2 article focused on the Second Humor Habit—cultivating a stronger playful attitude in your life.  If you followed […]

Mild Humor Reduces Bronchial Constriction among Asthma Patients

Mild Humor & Laughter Support Breathing in COPD Patients

[This article was adapted from McGhee, P.  Humor: The  Lighter Path to Resilience and Health.  Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.  References to the research discussed below are presented in this book.] Intuitively, you would assume that laughter would not be a good idea for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD—a condition (which may result from […]

Humor Yourself to Better Pulmonary Health: Introduction

[This article was adapted from McGhee, P.  Humor: The  Lighter Path to Resilience and Health.  Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.  References to the research discussed below are presented in this book.] Researchers have recently begun to study the pulmonary benefits of humor and laughter.  If you are already in good health, their contribution to pulmonary health is […]