Monday, 21 September 2015

What Can Laughter Do? - Try Not To Laugh

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What can laughter do?:

  • -Lower blood pressure

  • -Increase vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the  blood.

  • -Give a workout to the diaphragm and abdominal,  respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles

  • -Reduce certain stress hormones such as cortisol and  adrenaline

  • -Increase the response of tumor- and disease-killing cells  such as Gamma-interferon and T-cells

  • -Defend against respiratory infections–even reducing the  frequency of colds–by immunoglobulon in saliva.

  • -Increase memory and learning; in a study at Johns  Hopkins University Medical School, humor during  instruction led to increased test scores
  •  Improve alertness, creativity, and memory

We change physiologically when we laugh. We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues.
People who believe in the benefits of laughter say it can be like a mildworkout -- and may offer some of the same advantages as a workout.

"The effects of laughter and exercise are very similar," says Wilson. "Combining laughter and movement, like waving your arms, is a great way to boost your heart rate."
One pioneer in laughter research, William Fry, claimed it took ten minutes on a rowing machine for his heart rate to reach the level it would after just one minute of hearty laughter.

And laughter appears to burn calories, too. Maciej Buchowski, a researcher from Vanderbilt University, conducted a small study in which he measured the amount of calories expended in laughing. It turned out that 10-15 minutes of laughter burned 50 calories.
While the results are intriguing, don't be too hasty in ditching that treadmill. One piece of chocolate has about 50 calories; at the rate of 50 calories per hour, losing one pound would require about 12 hours of concentrated laughter!

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