Lying is bad for your health, may catch your pants on fire
Honesty may actually help your health suggests a new study which found telling fewer lies benefits you physically and mentally.
“We found that the participants could purposefully and dramatically reduce their everyday lies, and that in turn was associated with significantly improved health,” said Anita Kelly, study author and professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, in a statement.
On average, Americans tell about 11 lies a week, the authors report. By the end of their 10-week study period, participants in the no-lie group were down to one lie a week. The comparison group was telling more than three lies a week, down from an average of six at the start of the study.”
And don’t forget, lying causes your pants to catch fire.