Yes, laughing does burn calories as it can elevate our heart rate and this increases your metabolism.

While you can’t just laugh your way to significant weight loss, the effect on our brain increases those feel good hormones and these in turn help us stick to our healthy eating plan.

Research conducted by Vanderbilt University Medical Centre revealed that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes burns between 10 and 40 calories. Ever the researcher VUMC’s Maciej Buchowski, Ph.D., commented it was a trivial study.

But when each calorie counts when you really need to adjust your weight, adding a little laughing to your day is a great tool to have.

Now, back to those feel good hormones, these help with chronic pain, anxiety and depression management.

In summary:

Laughing encourages the flow of chemicals called endorphins through your brain.  Your spirit is lifted and your body wards off illness and ease pain.

So, go ahead, have a good laugh and cheer on better health.

Have an awesome day, regards Leanne