Dec 11

You’ve Got To Laugh

Posted in Life Stuff

You can’t stand it. Your team just lost the chance to get into the playoffs. Your season is over, and the other team is dancing with delight because they move on to the next round. You want to yell, “Hey, you got lucky!”–and then you feel like crying, you’re so upset. Let the tears flow! Haven’t you seen professional athletes cry on the bench over a big loss? It’s one of the healthiest things you could do. A good laugh or a good cry can be as good for you as regular exercise. In fact, they have similar health benefits.

Workout for the Body and the Brain

laughA good belly laugh can put your body through a decent workout-depending on how funny the joke is, of course. Actually, a simple laugh requires coordinating 15 facial muscles alone! That certainly gives new meaning to the term funny face. In addition, blood pressure and heart rate rise during laughter, increasing circulation. This gets more oxygen and nutrients to tissues and moves