Monday, July 12

Laughing Your Way To Weight Loss

Yes, it's possible! Laughing can help you lose the weight and keep it off. At the European Congress on Obesity in Athens in June 2005, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Maciej Buchowski, Ph.D.,explained the "trivial" study that he made on his 45 pairs of respondents. The study found that laughing increases heart rate at 10 to 20% and 10-15 minutes of laughter burns 10-40 calories a day. That's around 4 pounds lost a year.

The burned calories may be seen as small amount compared to what is burned when you perform a complete workout. Then again, let us remember that even the best weight loss pills cannot give the other healthy effects of laughing. Laughing can put you in a good mood that makes you stay away from emotional food binges. It also helps give your brain its much needed oxygen. Not only that, being a happy person generates positive vibes that can make you and the people around you feel better.

Laughter is the best medicine, so they say. Just make sure not to look insane while you're laughing your heart out, haha!

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1 sweet comments:

aBIGwhale said...

hmmm i laugh all the time..

and im still fat haha..

but i've heard of that before na..

:) tc :)

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