There is the saying that goes: laugher is the best medicine. While most people think a good laugh can put you in a good mood for a few hours or so, there are now studies that show that laughter has many benefits for your body too – a good laugh is a first class diet according to Medical News Today.
This is especially good news for workplaces where stagnant bodies, long work hours and stress cause people to adopt poor eating habits.
Research on 45 adults presented during 14th European Congress on Obesity in 2005 suggests that you can actually fight your way against obesity with simple laughter therapy. Researchers found that people laughing heartily for 10-15 minutes every day burn more calories. That is, approximately around 10 to 40 calories daily. The same amount as a small chocolate bar.
People can lose up to 2kg annually by just laughing. While it may not seem a lot of weight – it’s free and as some of my friends pointed out – you can’t eat while your laughing! laughter therapy can also bring a number of health benefits for your body. For instance, laughter strengthens the immune system and increases production of good cholesterol. People also feel more energetic and productive – and they are more likely to do exercise, than when they’re laughing.
Organizations are now investing on laughter workshops and laughter seminars to encourage better well-being and performance among their employees.
See the benefits for yourself – have laughterworks deliver a laughter session at your workplace. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 0438 545 607