You're so right, Nixy! One preacher I know calls it "internal jogging". I even did a blog about it on Friday - wild coincidence, since I'm reading your post today. I've always said that five foot three is way too short to be boring! Dr. Mercola has a ton of articles on all kinds of health topics, and this is one of them. I highly recommend him as a resource. Have a fun-filled day, K
Hi, Just joining up~LOVED the post/ article by NIXY72............ and every word of it is true! .......... Even though the laughter day was last Sat. I am sure I laughed. Laughter just makes you feel good all over, helps reduce aches and pains and keeps sending out those endorphins! .......... AND laughing heartily tightens those abs! (who really wants to do a jillion crunches a day when they can laugh.......... belly laugh and get the same results ................. (well, maybe close-not sure) ............... And I am not sure on this stat either but I feel fairly sure that hearty laughter every day just might trump the "apple a day keeps the Dr. away" adage. Any thoughts on that one? ......... Love to get to know ya ................... Meanwhile keep ............... (movin) ...... Jan
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"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." ~ Audrey Hepburn
This coming Saturday, April 14, 2012 is International Moment of Laughter Day.
Seriously. You can't make up this stuff.
"International Moment of Laughter Day is certainly a day to put a smile on your face! ... Laugh loudly and laugh often. Watch a funny movie, read an amusing book, or just be silly with your friends. It is not the cause of the laughter that matters… but the effect. Researchers have begun to examine positive emotions and their impact on a person's health and aging process. Based on the results from a scientific study at the University of Maryland Medical Center, laughter may give a jolt to circulation and have positive effects on the heart. In addition, laughter may increase the body's production of nitric oxide (a chemical that helps dilate blood vessels). All of these positive impacts on your health are reason enough to laugh not just today, but every day! So go ahead and be silly and laugh at your own jokes. And don't forget that laughter is contagious!" www.punchbowl.com/holidays/internati on al-moment-of-laughter-day
"A day without laughter is a day wasted." ~ Charlie Chaplin
And if you need a helpful start on getting your laugh on, you absolutely must watch this amazing award winning 3-minute animation. Trust me, the irony of posting this on a weight-loss support site is not lost on me! vimeo.com/27256955
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