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Happiness Flash: Laughter an Aerobic Workout

Fat Suit.jpgI am writing to you from the first annual Integrative Mental Health Conference in Phoenix, Arizona (a Dr. Andrew Weill, University of Arizona event), and I am happy to say that I am not only enjoying the fresh air, the sun, the people, but I am learning much that I can and will share with you over the days, weeks and months to come in my blog posts and my workshops!
One of the highlights, thus far was the “Laughter Therapy” session lead by Dr. Gulshan K. Sethi, MD, a Thoracic Surgeon. Dr. Sethi shared information about laughter:
Laughter is a part of the universal human vocabulary, produced and recognized by people of all cultures.
Laughter decreases cortisol and norepinephrin levels in the blood. (associated with weight gain)
Laughter is one of the best aerobic exercises: One minute of mirthful laughter is equal to 6 minutes on the rowing machine. (associated with weight gain)
Laughter relaxes the entire body, relieves tensions and stress. (associated with weight gain)
Laughter boosts your immune system. (associated with weight gain)
Laughter decreases leves of stress hormones. (associated with weight gain)

After the lecture Dr. Sethi lead us through a series of laughter exercises. Ha, ha, ha – ho, ho, ho! So much laughter, fun, energy, release, connection to self and others! WOW!!! Laughter is most definitely contagious and …
Laughter Therapy couldn’t be more in alignment with my mission: to make weight loss fun! So, when I return home, it is my intention to create a 1-minute Laughter Therapy video to share with you that will be geared to weight loss!!!
And I am most definitely including this ‘exercise’ into my Omega workshop, Our Lady of Weight Loss enLIGHTens.
I invite you to laugh with me, today, now HA HA HA, HO HO HO … fake it till you make it!
More on laughter:
Couch Potatoes Rejoice: Comedy Burns Calories
Recession Proof Laughs: Cheap and Easy
Laughing at Longevity
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
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  • Chloe

    I think this is so true, I had always thought about it from the other side, that when you are sad or depressed you eat more and put on weight but what you have said about really fits me when I am happy and enjoying life I can eat more of what I want – that is amazing thanks for sharing. Now to find someone to make me laugh ;o)

  • Your Name

    Ha ha ha ,Ho ho ho…oh,well…Janice,laughter comes natural to me,
    almost all my working hours,i laugh out loud with my dear friends or co workers,when i do,i feel good,i feel fine an im really fine Janice,
    who cares about those weighty loads i am carrying when i am in the laughter state,lol,God is really good that i guess i have a good sense of humor to cheer up other people,and myself as well when i laugh with them.Life is too short not to laugh.thanks Janice.Laughter is a medicine that heals,when we give in to laughter,we accept that the abundance of our hearts our mouth speaks as well as our mouth will lol if i may add,lol.thanks!

  • Adolescent therapy

    Nowadays,children can experience depression at any age,even shortly after birth.Your strategy will really be effective,thanks for the motivating post.Highly recommended.

  • arizona weight loss

    Laughter therapy is indeed good and very effective..!!A lot are enjoying this therapy,including me of course..!!Laughter help takes away my stress and more..hahaha..!!Good post.!

  • cycling bike

    Wow… I agree as long as no artificial laugh, feeling happy without compulsion, clear minds without the feeling expense. Surely we can be healthy. Indeed, health is in our minds. I thank you for posting such awesome information.

  • Jules Jewell

    If only more people could read about this.

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