Studies Show

Studies that raise the alarm
Our world is struggling with the negative health effects of stress, unhealthy lifestyles, food and other damaging habits:
  • Stress has been called the “Health Epidemic of the 21st Century” by the World Health Organization1. 40% of job turnover is due to stress2. Healthcare expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress3. Insurance data indicates insurance claims for stress related industrial accidents cost nearly twice as much as non-stress related industrial accidents4.
  • The annual cost of chronic pain in the USA is estimated to be $560-635 billion, including healthcare expenses and lost productivity5.
  • Depression is a major cause of disability, absenteeism, presenteeism (act of attending work while sick), and productivity loss among working-age adults6. The estimated cost of depression in the USA is $5,415 per treated employee, per year7.
  • The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases8. Heart disease, cancer and stroke account for more than 50% of all deaths each year.
  • Research suggests that lack of exercise causes as many as 1 in 10 premature deaths around the world each year — roughly as many as smoking9.
References
Actively disengaged employees erode an organization’s bottom line while breaking the spirit of colleagues in the process. The cost in the US is estimated to be more than $300 billion in lost productivity alone.
Gallup.com, Q12 Meta-Analysis
75% of healthcare costs are directly related to lifestyle and therefore, preventable.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Here is how the negative health effects of stress affect businesses:
Stress
Studies that offer solutions
Studies show that companies can boost their bottom lines by helping their employees thrive, and that laughter is a valid part of the solution.
Workplace laughter is a realistic, sustainable, and generalizable intervention that enhances employees’ morale, resilience, and personal efficacy beliefs.
Beckman, H., Regier, N., & Young, J. (2007), Effect of workplace laughter groups on personal efficacy beliefs. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 28, 167-182.
Economics Of Wellbeing
More known benefits of laughter include (click on + to open):

Laughter is a legitimate form of preventive (lifestyle) medicine.
Laughter exercises and relaxes muscles, providing benefits similar to aerobic activity, but without the aches, pains and muscle tension associated with it.
Laughter helps to provide longer exhalations, thus ridding the lungs of residual air and enriching the blood with ample supplies of oxygen, the lifeline of our system.
Laughter improves and brings balance to all components of the immune system.
Laughter is now respectfully regarded as the most easily accessible analgesic for pain.
Laughter reduces stress anxiety, tension and counteracts depression symptoms
Laughter increases friendliness, helpfulness and builds group identity, solidarity, and cohesiveness
Laughter boosts people’s mood-states, directly impacting how they perceive the world around them and, therefore, how they react to what happens to them.

The conclusion

Laughter is a powerful tool and it is built into the human machine. Use it or ignore it. It will always be there, patiently waiting.

lwsLaughter Wellness is an important part of the solution in a world struggling with the negative health effects of unhealthy lifestyles, food and other damaging habits. We have systematized laughter with no humor or comedy into an exercise modality that is easy to learn and implement (no particular space, equipment or form of clothing are required), is sustainable, reliable, low-impact, universally well tolerated and inclusive in nature. Our programs help people become healthier in body, mind and spirit AND facilitate a readiness for change by creating an inner pool of attraction for a happier and healthier way of living. Regardless of the challenges that you will face after our programs, you will always remember (because we practiced it together) that you can feel good at will anytime, anywhere. There is always hope.

Our goal in our online trainings is not to persuade you of anything, but rather to make you conscious of what is available to you. As Zig Ziglar once said, “No man is clever enough to remember everything he knows.” There is always value in being reminded of what’s important.

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