Forget the Thigh Master! Ditch the Special K! Try Laughing!

More and more people are studying the effect of laughter on over all health. The grouches glassestricky part is finding proof. Here are a few articles I read about the health benefits of a good guffaw last year:

The Discovery Channel has a nice blog called “Curiosity”. This article , “10 Reasons Why Laughing is Good for You” lists the many benefits of laughter and backs it up with lots of data. My favorite line? “Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 10 minutes on a rowing machine or 15 minutes on the stationary bicycle “.

Dog wearing Groucho GlassesIn June 2014 National Geographic posted the article, “Is Laughter the Best Medicine” that claims only full body laughter, the kind that might bring tears to your eyes, is beneficial. A timid little tittering does nothing.

The Huffington Post (Post 50) reports on a study done on older adults in, “New Study Proves That Laughter Really is the Best Medicine”. I can’t remember what tho article was about…har har har! Read it to find out.

My favorite? This past December NPR reported that Russian prison guards were urged to use humor to improve their captives’ morale. Here’s a joke from Bloomberg News: What do Vladimir Putin, the price of oil, and the ruble’s value against the dollar all have in common? They’ll all hit 63 next year!

Need a laugh right now? This video makes my husband howl every time he sees it:

Mirth in a Box truly believes laughter is good for the body and the soul! Check out our website for care packages and gifts to make even your gloomiest friend smile!

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4 Responses to Forget the Thigh Master! Ditch the Special K! Try Laughing!

  1. Brian says:

    OMG! I LOVE that video! I needed the laugh today…. 🙂

  2. Matt Baier says:

    Reptilian irony. Good stuff!

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