Laugh the pounds off! Laughing helps burn calories

Laughter makes you feel good and bond with your friends and family -- it also improves your health!

Laughter makes you feel good and bond with your friends and family -- it also improves your health!

Here are some ways it does that:

1. It releases certain brain chemicals giving you that endorphin induced feel good mood.

2. It burns calories. 10-15 minutes of laughing can burn up to 40 calories. If you laugh every day you could lose up to 4 pounds in a year!

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3. It’s a good workout for your heart. Increasing your heart rate by 2-5.

4. Lowers your blood pressure when endorphins are released into your blood stream.

It’s also good for your mental health, since laughing usually involves engaging with others in a positive way helps create social bonds needed for good mental health.

Here's a funny quiz about laughter and you health!

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