Monday, 21 September 2015

5 Things I bet You did not know about laughter

1# Laughing Burns Calories
Laughing raises both your energy expenditure and heart rate by about 10 percent to 20 percent. This means you could burn about 10-40 calories by laughing for 10 to 15 minutes. While this sounds good in theory, you’d have to laugh solidly for an hour or more for this calorie burning to have any meaningful effect.

 

2# Laughing Is Good for Your Relationships
         Research shows that couples who use laughter and smile when discussing a touchy                    subject feel better in the immediacy and report higher levels of satisfaction in their                        relationship. They also tend to stay together longer.



3# Laughter Requires Timing
Laughter has a distinctive pattern. It rarely occurs in the middle of a sentence. Instead, laughter tends to occur at the end of sentences or during a break in speech, which suggests language is given the priority.


4# Laughter Is Attractive
Research by Dr. Provine found that women laugh 126 percent more than men in cross-gender conversations, with men preferring to be the one prompting the laughter.
          In a review of more than 3,700 newspaper personal ads, Dr. Provine revealed that                       women were 62 percent more likely to mention laughter, including seeking a mate with a             sense of humor, while men were more likely to offer humor in their ads.



5# Some Things Can Make Virtually Everyone Laugh
While there’s no one joke that makes everyone laugh, Professor Scott found that one of the best tools for making people laugh in her lab is a clip of people trying not to laugh in a situation where it would be highly inappropriate to do so.

 


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