Laugh It up!
25-# of calories burned in a 5-min laugh session
30 times-greater likelihood of laughing when w. others rather than alone
17-average # of times an adult laughs every day.
4/10 second- amount of time between the occurrence of something funny & your brain’s reaction to it.
5 years - age at which we laugh the most exuberantly
15-# of facial muscles that contract when you laugh
This is your body on Bliss
Feet- A good burst of laughter improves circulation all around down to your toes
Bloodstream- people with diabetes who watched a comedy after eating had lower blood-sugar levels than those who went to a blah lecture.
Hands-cheerful workers in study were 12% more productive than less content peers
Heart-being happy is associated with better heart health & a reduced risk of death from heart problems
Nose-People who rate themselves as “happy” were less likely to get sick when exposed to the cold virus than Debbie Downers
Brain- Happiness is linked to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol
Health Magazine June2013