The Benefits Of Laughter
"Laughter activates the body’s natural relaxation response. It’s like internal jogging, providing a good massage to all internal organs while also toning abdominal muscles." - Dr. Gulshan Sethi, Head of cardiothoracic surgery, Tucson Medical Center. “The magnitude of change we saw in the endothelium is similar to the benefit we might see with aerobic activity, but without the aches, pains and muscle tension associated with exercise. We don’t recommend that you laugh and not exercise, but we do recommend that you try to laugh on a regular basis. Thirty minutes of exercise three times a week, and 15 minutes of laughter on a daily basis is probably good for the vascular system.” - Dr. Michael Miller, Director of Preventive Cardiology, University of Maryland Medical Center.