Cardiovascular workout! 1 minute hearty laughter is said to equal 10 minutes rowing or jogging!
Good workout for the facial muscles
Increases circulation, in particular to the digestive and lymphatic systems
Increases oxygen intake
Deep breathing encourages the exhalation of stale air from the lungs
Promotion of deep diaphragmatic breathing
A reduction in the 'stress hormone', cortisol, has been measured in those attending laughter sessions
An increase in 'feel good hormones' , endorpins, has been measured in those attending laughter sessions.
Immune boosting (Berk, 1990)
Unconditional laughter connects us all
Social interaction and networking, both essential ingredients for a happy life
Laughter sessions are playful and fun, in children social play is critical to the development of social skills
By helping the free flow of emotions, laughter can be a catharsis, releasing problems
Laughter sessions help connect body and mind
Our state of mind is intimately linked to our state of physical health and well-being so laughing can help improve both
Being surrounded by laughter enables us to laugh more easily, that is why it is so good to have the group laughter sessions