Belly Laugh Day

Did you know????????????????????????????

January 24 is Global Belly Laugh Day
Celebrate the Great Gift of Laughter

On January 24 at 1:24 p.m. (local time) smile,
throw your arms in the air and laugh out loud.


A few fun facts about laughter:
  • Laughing only 15 minutes a day can help you lose weight. Scientists at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have discovered that a daily dose of laughter can burn up to five pounds of fat over a year. 10 to 15 minutes of laughter can increase energy expenditure by 10 to 40 calories per day.
  • Laughter is contagious. Researchers at University College London found that hearing laughter and other positive sounds triggers a response in the area of the brain that’s activated when we smile.
  • Laughter stimulates the body. A good hearty laugh stimulates your organs, soothes tension and tummy aches, improves the immune system, relieves pain and increases overall personal satisfaction, according to a Mayo Clinic advisory on stress.
  • Laughter fights infections. Research has found that higher levels of salivary immunoglobulin (an antibody that fights infections organisms entering the respiratory tract) were found in the saliva of people who watched funny videos or had experienced good moods.
  • Laughter boosts killer cells. After watching an hour long video of slapstick comedy, researchers have found that the “natural killer cells” which seek out and destroy malignant cells more actively attacked tumor cells in test tubes. These types of effects lasted up to 12 hours.

Arm yourself with the power of laughter and you’ll be ready to take on whatever challenges life brings your way.

Laughter IS the best medicine. :)

Here are a few websites to give you a quick laugh…

Break.com
StupidVideos.com
FunnyorDie.com (one of my favs!)

This information was gathered from bellylaughday.com and thehappyself.com/laughter-is-the-best-medicine
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About Karen and Susanne

Susanne and Karen are friends who share a passion for FunFinds that might be gizmos, gadgets, gimmicks or factoids. As a result we decided to start a blog that would communicate information and/or our opinions on these types of items. We hope that you will find our postings fun and interesting. Please feel free to share with us.
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