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Top 7 Tips to Laugh Yourself to Health and Wellbeing

By Marc de Bruin

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A recent study by the University of Maryland Medical Centre found that people with heart disease were 40% less likely to laugh in a variety of situations compared to people of about the same age and no heart disease. They also found that watching a funny movie boosts the flow of blood to the heart in the same way aerobic exercise does! Moreover, a good laugh massages the abdominal organs, strengthens the muscles that hold them in place, and tones the intestinal functioning. It also benefits digestion and absorption of food. Furthermore, it is estimated that several minutes of laughter can burn calories equivalent to as many minutes on a cross trainer or exercise bike! Here are 7 tips to

  1. Identify what makes you laugh and actively look for those situations. Your brain will actually help you find it when you decide to focus on more fun and games!

  2. Watch at least one funny movie per week, and play funny cd’s or tapes in the car while driving to work (excellent way to get over morning moods!).

  3. Make fun of what you actually fear. See the comic side in your fearful thoughts, exaggerate them and make them ridiculous.

  4. Act silly and make other people laugh; that will get you sniggering too.

  5. Have a roll on the floor with your kids or your dog. Try a pillow fight for a change.

  6. Take some laughing yoga classes; they’ll get you cracking up.

  7. Laugh at yourself each and every day. If you can make the problems you face funny, or at least see them in a different light, they will probably cease being a problem.

Marc is a certified life/business coach, master NLP Practitioner and Body Stress Release Practitioner on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. He specialises in coaching people at critical junctions in their careers and/or lives, in order for them to find out what has been hindering them all along in achieving what they want, and to then make the conscious choice to take their lives and/or careers to the next level. Having been a lawyer for nearly 6 years in his “previous life”, before immigrating to Australia from The Netherlands, Marc knows exactly how daunting taking the first step in a new direction can be. On the other hand, he also knows how fulfilling taking that step is, and has the knack of imparting his knowledge and wisdom in a stunningly simple and highly effective way. Call him or email him at marc@landmarc.info to arrange for a complimentary face-to-face or phone session!

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Article Submitted On: May 29, 2006