Laughter as Exercise
Best medicine department: Repetitive Laughter Response Is Similar To The Effect Of Repetitive Exercise, according to researchers in Loma Linda, CA.
Their studies have shown that repetitious “mirthful laughter,” which they call Laughercise, causes the body to respond in a way similar to moderate physical exercise. Laughercise enhances your mood, decreases stress hormones, enhances immune activity, lowers bad cholesterol and systolic blood pressure, and raises good cholesterol (HDL).
Posted by Will Baum, LCSW