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Laugh out loud it is good for your health

Home Remedies By Dhwani Desai , Jagran Cityplus / Dec 30, 2010
Laugh out loud it is good for your health

When is the last time you laughed loudly? If you thought that laughing whole heartedly is impolite, think again. Laughter is not only a sign of happiness but also a sign of good health.

Laugh out loudWhen is the last time you laughed loudly? If you thought that laughing whole heartedly is impolite, think again. Laughter is not only a sign of happiness but also a sign of good health. Since laughter is the best medicine, it is not surprising that laughing for just thirty minutes each day can relieve you of stress and all the various stress related illness.It is almost impossible for all of us to avoid stress thanks to our lifestyles.

This makes us susceptible to 70 percent of all illnesses. But don't let that increase your blood pressure, because all you have to do to keep these illnesses at bay is to laugh…laugh really hard!


WHY LAUGHTER? To start with, laughter makes you feel better in an instant. A moment's laughter makes you feel instantly elated, enhances the aesthetic value of your face, improves blood circulation, increases oxygen level and reduces tension. In the long run laughing regularly improves stamina, boosts immunity, controls diabetes, asthma, insomnia, chronic bronchitis, hypertension, anxiety, depression and migraine. An added benefit of laughing is that it releases endorphins, which is a natural pain killer. 


MORE THAN JUST HA....haa…... A popular club in Bangalore attracting people is the Jayanagar Laughter Club. Laughter Clubs are a great way to relieve stress and ease your pains. The members of the Gubbi Belliappa Laughter Club meet every morning at 6am at the Ulsoor Lake. Headed by anchor Gubbi Belliappa, the group of 30 people do around forty exercises ranging from stretching and pulling to eye exercises. Between each exercise they relax by laughing and clapping loudly. The force used to laugh works out your abs making this a great way to lose weight and get a trim physique. "Apart from curing illnesses, laughing also brings fairness to your face," said Belliappa.


MYTHS Many people have the misconception that laughter clubs are only meant for the elderly, but this is far from the truth. It is beneficial for people of all ages, and infact starting early will ensure that you look young, feel fit and stay happy. The Gubbi Belliappa laughter club is free for all. There is no age restriction and it is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. People love to come and unwind in this rather unconventional way. It is a great way to jump start your day and is guaranteed to make you feel like the happiest, healthiest and youngest people on earth.


People laugh for many reasons. What if you laugh just in order to laugh? Laughter clubs have been the latest fashion all across Bangalore. Today, almost every residential colony in Bangalore has a laughter club and you cannot simply laugh them away.


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Dhwani Desai
Source: Jagran CityplusDec 30, 2010

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