Inner Jogging

Laughter is Inner Jogging. – Norman Cousins

Laughter…

Burns calories:

15 minutes of laughter each day can burn up to 50 calories!

Improves cardiovascular health:

The American College of Cardiology recommends a combination of exercise and 15 minutes of laughter each day to improve cardiovascular health.

Elevates mood:

According to psychologists and scientists, the muscular movements involved in creating the ha, ha, ha sound trigger an increase in endorphins, the brain chemicals known for increasing mood. It has also been said that laughter helps with pain management and stress reduction.

Boosts your immune system:

ABC News reported the results of a study of 20 men and women conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The study “found that 95 percent of the volunteers experienced increased blood flow while watching a funny movie, such as “There’s Something About Mary,” while 74 percent had decreased blood flow during a heavier picture, such as “Saving Private Ryan.” The benefits lasted about 12 to 24 hours.”

Moral of the story? Laugh hard and laugh lots!

No one cracks me up more than my hubby. Thanks babe for (intentionally and sometimes unintentionally) making me laugh so hard I cry!

What makes you laugh so hard you cry?

Comments

  1. Dinner with girlfriends always seem to incorporate laughing till we cry!!! It’s the BEST exercise around!!!

    xo-Tiffany

    delightfully-chic.blogspot
    delightfullychicshop.com

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