100-200 "Belly Laughs" a day is
the equivalent of a high impact workout,
burning off up to "500" calories!*
Have you laughed today? Do you laugh everyday?
I smile and giggle, but honestly... I can't remember when was the last time I did the BIG Belly Laugh...
If I can laugh and burn those calories (from all the sweets I eat), I gotta do this more often!!!!!
Not only for keeping shape, Laughing out loud is the way to HAPPINESS.
When I took my kids to the Oriental medicine doctor a few years ago,
he handed me the prescription after the evaluation. It read,
"Tickle your children; Make them laugh."
Our family was going through so much at the time and kids were stressed trying to cope.
Although they were getting physically ill as well from the stress,
the wise doctor reminded me of the best priceless medicine of all.
"The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze.
When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy.
In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes
in the body. Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster
or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh.
Laughter relaxes the whole body.
Laughter boosts the immune system.
Laughter triggers the release of endorphins.
Laughter protects the heart.
Laughter strengthens relationships.
It lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded,
focused, and alert. With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently
is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships,
and supporting both physical and emotional health. (www.HelpGuide.org) "
Laugh Often, Love More, Live Well ♥