By Nancy Addison
Stress is called the silent killer; because it can break down your immune system. Being happy or finding joy in your life can really help with stress. Laughter is even better, because you can’t be worrying or stressed out, if you are laughing! There are hundreds of cases that show laughter as having cured people of all kinds of problems and illnesses. Laughter is a great medicine, but what about weight loss?! Researchers at Vanderbilt University apparently found that the average number of calories burned while laughing was 1.3 calories per minute. Another source said those 15 minutes of laughter burns between 10-40 calories depending on a person’s weight and intensity of laughter. The question is: how hard were the adults laughing and were they moving during the laughter? Laughter is a great way to be present and be happy. Next time you feel stressed, take a moment and focus on something funny or that you can be grateful for. Try to laugh at the situation. Fake it if you have to. Fake it until you make it. You may be surprised how great it makes you feel. Who knows weight loss may be an added bonus!
written by Nancy Addison
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