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Gruffalo
03-05-2010, 10:06 PM
When people laugh repetitively, their bodies respond as if they exercised, a small new study suggests.

At an experimental biology conference in California this week, Dr. Lee Berk presented his research suggesting watching comedy may be good for your health.

"You can sit on the couch and get some of the same or similar benefits relative to exercise," said Berk, a preventive care specialist and psychoneuroimmunology researcher at Loma Linda University's schools of allied health and medicine.

Berk has studied the effects of laughter on human physiology for years. He has found that people who repetitively laugh, ideally for at least 20 or 30 minutes a day, can reap some of the same benefits as people who exercise. These include lower blood pressure and levels of low-density lipoprotein or LDL "bad" cholesterol, increased production of antibodies and, not surprisingly, improved mood.



http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/04/30/laughter-medicine-exercise.html

This may seem like a superficial piece of research but in difficult times such as these it is important to build in a little time for laughter and exercise. When you are constantly under pressure it is important to let it all go and take a little time for yourself. And this is the latest study to prove it.

5intheface
03-05-2010, 10:09 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/04/30/laughter-medicine-exercise.html

This may seem like a superficial piece of research but in difficult times such as these it is important to build in a little time for laughter and exercise. When you are constantly under pressure it is important to let it all go and take a little time for yourself. And this is the latest study to prove it.

Hey Gruffs, post up that vid of you in the gym and we can see if laughter is the best medicine. :D

Gruffalo
03-05-2010, 10:11 PM
Cheeky bastard. That was a serious documentary.

C. Flower
03-05-2010, 10:12 PM
30 minutes of laughter would imo require laughing gas or tickling. Willing to try though.

Murra
03-05-2010, 10:14 PM
Cheeky bastard. That was a serious documentary.

:D

G'wan, put up the video.

5intheface
03-05-2010, 10:16 PM
Cheeky bastard. That was a serious documentary.

Is that why it's on youtube with the title, 'Meet fit guys in your area'? :eek:

Kid Ryder
03-05-2010, 10:19 PM
Is that why it's on youtube with the title, 'Meet fit guys in your area'? :eek:

Does it give a phone number?;)

Kid Ryder
03-05-2010, 10:21 PM
Back on topic; Gruffalo you're right - laughter is the best medicine, but with what's happening today in the world it's hard to know whether to laugh or cry.

Gruffalo
03-05-2010, 10:25 PM
Is that why it's on youtube with the title, 'Meet fit guys in your area'? :eek:

Isn't there a rule against 'outing' on this site:D

5intheface
03-05-2010, 10:31 PM
Isn't there a rule against 'outing' on this site:D

What! No exposing muscle bound gym escort business of fellow members?

Political correctness gone mad!

Kid, pm me for that phone number :eek::eek::eek:

Gruffalo
03-05-2010, 10:37 PM
What! No exposing muscle bound gym escort business of fellow members?

Political correctness gone mad!

Kid, pm me for that phone number :eek::eek::eek:

I pays me taxes!

Shouldn't you be reading the TUV manifesto?

Gruffalo
03-05-2010, 10:38 PM
Back on topic; Gruffalo you're right - laughter is the best medicine, but with what's happening today in the world it's hard to know whether to laugh or cry.

We have to make time for laughter even if the country is a mess.

Kid Ryder
03-05-2010, 11:20 PM
What! No exposing muscle bound gym escort business of fellow members?

Political correctness gone mad!

Kid, pm me for that phone number :eek::eek::eek:

Gave me 30 seconds of my five-a-day laughter RDA. Cheers 5!