If you belong to a group of people who try to avoid doing sports while the excessive weight bothers you, we may offer you an alternative solution. Rather than sweating at a gym, you should laugh!
It has been shown that a daily laughter work out of 15 minutes may burn enough calories to lose more than 4 pounds of fat in the course of one year. Laughing leads to energy consumption equal to that required for walking the distance of almost one kilometer.
It has been scientifically proven that laughter boosts metabolism and thus helps weight loss. Naturally, laughter also contributes to better mental state. This is why you should laugh more, spend time with funny people, tell jokes and watch comedies. Laughter is the key to a better life.
Telling jokes for health and slim figure
You should read and listen to jokes. Even though they are not particularly funny, laugh from your heart. Laughter is excellent for your heart and abdominal muscles.
Experts claim that happy people are healthier, eat healthier food and avoid bad habits such as smoking. Moreover, laughter improves circulation and U.S. experts recommend a 15 minute daily laughter exercise because, among other things, it has beneficial effects on heart diseases.
Laughter causes many physiological changes in our organism. During hearty and long laughing, more than 300 different muscles of diaphragm, face, abdomen, back, arms and legs become active, eye pupils dilate and fingertips become wet. Breathing becomes deeper and faster and it can reach the speed up to 100km per hour. Heartbeat is faster and can reach 120 beats in a minute.
As a result, the defense force of the body activates, metabolism is stimulated as well as blood supply of heart and lungs, blood pressure and blood sugar level are lowered. In addition, laughter decomposes the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol and thereby relaxes the whole body.
Laughter also increases the lung capacity and oxygen-rich blood supply and it is good for gas exchange during breathing.
Taking into account all the positive effects of laughter, it is obvious that it is stimulating and healthy for the human body. Although Charles Darwin had already described these positive effects of laughter, scientific research started only in the 1960s when gelotology or the study of laughter and its effects on the body was created.