“The magnitude of change we saw in the endothelium is similar to the benefit we might see with aerobic activity, but without the aches, pains and muscle tension associated with exercise. We don’t recommend that you laugh and not exercise, but we do recommend that you try to laugh on a regular basis. Thirty minutes of exercise three times a week, and 15 minutes of laughter on a daily basis is probably good for the vascular system.” Source
Michael Miller, MD, Professor Of Medicine
When you laugh, all your body systems are affected in a positive manner. Since laughing also decreases stress hormones for up to 24 hours, “laugherobics” is a great way to help improve your overall wellbeing.
Laughing provides low impact exercise and burns calories without special equipment, environment or clothing. Laughing boosts blood and lymph circulation and distributes oxygen around your body. A good belly laugh exercises the diaphragm, tones the abdomen, diaphragm, intercostal, respiratory accessory, musculo-skeletal system, midsection, muscles in the back, abdominal organs and intestinal tract. It even provides a good workout for the heart and lungs. Some people even use their arm and leg muscles when laughing heartily.
Laughing can leave you exhausted initially, but then boosts energy just as in a workout.
A New Zealand study showed that laughter could be as effective as running in boosting health. Their study, which was presented at the European Congress on Obesity, also reported that test subjects burned 20 percent more calories when watching clips of the “Bill Cosby Show” than when watching a video of sheep grazing in an English meadow. To do this, they fitted 100 volunteers with heart rate monitors and had them watch the two different clips in a specially designed room, known as a metabolic chamber, which enabled the investigators to measure the difference in the amount of oxygen inhaled and carbon dioxide exhaled in each volunteer while they watched the clips. After reviewing their data, they found that laughing raises energy expenditure and increases the heart rate 10 to 20 percent.
Laughter Yoga and Laughter Wellness are a simple and very relevant fitness routine. We use a series of movement and breathing exercises designed to stimulate laughter and cultivate an inner spirit of joy. No flexibility required.
While many form of exercise may leave you tired, laughter sessions leave you bursting with energy and ready for anything. Also: people who are having fun rarely look at the clock! Laughter Yoga and even more so Laughter Wellness make working out fun, not tedious.
At the end of class you will feel relaxed, peaceful, happy and energized. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your smile. This is a natural, fun and easy way to move towards wellness in a supportive environment of joy.
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