Benefits of laughter
Saturday, September 25, 2010
You may wonder why I always blog funny stuff. Well, there are a lot of positive results from laughter, so my mission is to foster those results in people's lives. (e.g. I wear bright clothes on gray days!) Here's some stuff about laughing that will make your day:
"A hearty guffaw will burn more calories than a nervous titter, but researchers at Vanderbilt University found adults burn an average of 1.3 calories per minute while laughing with their friends. Thatís about the same number of calories you burn while taking notes in a classroom or standing and talking on the phone. But laughter has other benefits besides burning calories, including relief of emotional stress and a workout for the muscles of the diaphragm, abdomen, back, and shoulders. Read about the benefits of laughter from the Guide to Stress Management at About.com."