LOL — No, Really! Laughter

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By Total Health Breakthroughs 08/26/2009
In 1979, Norman Cousins wrote a groundbreaking book. He claimed the best medicine for his painful arthritis was 10 minutes of hearty laughter every day watching Marx Brothers movies. It gave him two hours of pain-free sleep every night.

Thirty years later there’s scientific proof that Cousins was right on the money. We now know that laughter improves blood flow to your heart by 50%. It also reduces the risk of blood clots and lowers inflammation. (Cousins’ arthritis pain was caused from inflammation.)

Laughing is so good for you in fact, that you can now even find Laughter Yoga classes. And the beauty of it is, you don’t even need to have a sense of humor or even be happy. Your mind and body will benefit even if you have to “fake it” at first.

Even Oprah believes in Laughter Yoga. She says, “It’s the perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time.”

“This article appears courtesy of Early to Rise’s Total Health Breakthroughs which offers alternative health solutions for mind, body and soul”, linking Total Health Breakthroughs name to this website.

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