Thursday, July 20, 2017
LAUGHING FOR YOUR HEALTH
Laughing can give your immune system a temporary boost, offer your torso a mini workout, relax arteries and ease pain. In a study, individuals' memory was improved and stress levels dropped just by watching 20 minutes of the TV show America's Funniest Home Videos. Jeffrey Briar, director of the Laughter Yoga Institute in Laguna Beach, California, says "Laughter is too important to have it depend on hearing a good joke". He suggests trying laughter yoga. This practice, with roots in India, has spread across the globe by laughter clubs and online videos. Research it on the web to see if you think you will like it. Check online for a laughter-yoga club or invite friends over to try it with web videos. "Doing laughter with others has the biggest benefits", according to Briar. You can also watch a comedy right at home. With choices like Netflix, YouTube and movies on cable TV, you don't have to leave your house to laugh. Don't miss out on your daily chuckle, whether you politely giggle or laugh till your face hurts.