Here’s Evidence That April Fools Day Can Be Good For Your Health

April Fools Day is the bane of some people’s existence (including those of us who work on the internet). But those who get enjoyment out of the holiday may be onto something.

Humor is simply good for you. It has physical and mental perks, like better memory, lower stress and even a reduced risk for heart disease. So, while you may roll your eyes at all those who are looking for a good laugh today, they may be boosting their wellbeing.

Still need a little more convincing? Happify, a website and app dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games, broke down all the ways humor helps your health in the infographic below.

Take a look at how silliness can add to your life. Then go ahead and play that prank (you know you want to).

By Lindsay Holmes

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