Entertain More? That's a Laugh!
Before you break out the good china and clear that pile of bills
off the dining room table, make sure you've got some funny friends
on the guest list. Sharing a meal and a yuk or two has actually
been proven to boost your health big time. So keep the jokes flowing
with the festivities! Researchers in Japan found that laughing during
a meal helped reduce postmeal blood sugar levels (which helps protect
against diabetes and its complications, such as heart disease).
They think it's because laughter increases energy consumption by
working abdominal muscles and might affect the endocrine system,
which controls blood sugar. Laughter is also linked to improved
blood circulation and helps boost the immune system. Miss Manners
always said don't discuss serious stuff like politics or religion
over dinner. Keep it light and make entertaining a laughing matter!
So, there were these two guys sitting at a bar...