Dad jokes: the funny, cringe-worthy way to stay healthy

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Dad jokes and health are two terms that typically don’t go together. But they should. A good dad joke and sense of humor can help you deal with stress and stay positive. This is important, because positive thinking can improve your immune system and help you recover from illness faster.

If you’re a dad, there’s a good chance you’ve been on the receiving end of one of these dad jokes. And if you’re not a dad, there’s still a good chance you’ve heard of these corny jokes that are typically told by fathers. Now, studies have shown that laughter from these dad jokes – or in general – is good for your health. It can lower blood pressure, improve heart health, and even help you burn calories.

Dad Jokes and Health Connections Go Further

According to a recent article by the American Heart Association News, a dad joke can have more positive affects on your health. Check out this list of potential benefits laughing at a dad joke can have:

  • boosting short-term memory, creativity and immunity
  • reduces the stress hormone cortisol
  • allows a rush of mood-boosting, pain-alleviating endorphins

These are enough health benefits to convince anyone to add a good dose of dad joke to their daily routine. It sure beats filling up your weekly pill case with huge vitamins. So next time you’re feeling sick or down, call a witty dad. It might just be the best medicine for what ails you.

Disclaimer – do not replace your daily vitamins or medicines with dad jokes. Instead, just add a dad joke button you can press during your daily med routine.

A Rad Dad’s Final Thought

I tend to tell real cheesy dad jokes to everyone. I always say, “the cheesier the better,” when it comes to mine. After finding out these dad joke health benefits, I will be sure to start saying, “the cheesier the healthier.” Whats your go to dad joke to help a friends health improve?

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