6 Ways Laughter Can Contribute to Your Fitness

6 Ways Laughter Can Contribute to Your Fitness

Do you know? Laughing 100 times is equal to 10 minutes on the rowing machine or 15 minutes on an exercise bike!

Yes, laughing keeps you happy, cuts down stress and boosts your immune function. This eventually reflects on the way your body system performs, adding to its positivity and contributing to your fitness workout.

Rolling on the floor laughing or chuckling until your stomach hurts will get your internal organs move and start burning calories. Studies show that joyful laughter lifts mood and offers health benefits. Studies also indicate that laughter can decrease stress helping reduce blood vessel constriction and boost immune function.

A good laughter can exercise several muscles in the body, including your stomach, back, shoulders, and 15 facial muscles. It’s recommended to incorporate laughter in your intensive workouts!

How laughter contributes to your fitness workout?

Burn Calories


Laughing 5 times a day provides the equivalent benefit of a 10-minute rowing machine workout. Furthermore, 10-15 minutes of joyful laughter a day can burn 50 calories, helping you lose 4.4 pounds in a year.

Release Tension


The core strength and agility are very crucial to physical fitness. So, when you have a good belly laugh, it exercises your diaphragm, abdominal muscles and even your shoulders. This results in not only a small workout crunch, but also relieves the body from tension, keeping your muscles loose and flexible.

Lift Mood


Laughter is good for your mood and social bonding too. Sharing a laugh with workout buddies at the gym raises your pain threshold (pain threshold is the point at which sensation turns into pain). This encourages you to keep going as you get tired.

Healthy Breath


People who do a lot of cardio or weight lifting will know the importance of breathing technique. When you laugh, air goes out of your lungs, which may make you feel out of breath. This causes you to take deep inward breaths, increasing the flow of oxygen to your body’s muscles and organs resulting in more energy.

Cardio Strength


Laughter is one of the best workouts for the cardiovascular system. Studies show that laughter lowers your blood pressure and improves the natural flow of blood through your body, increasing cardiovascular strength. As discussed earlier laughing 100 times is equal to 10 minutes on the rowing machine or 15 minutes on an exercise bike, reveals research.

Stay Healthy


Laughter helps improve our immune system, elevates the levels of antibodies and natural killer cells. Laughter activates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins boost a sense of well-being and can even temporarily alleviate pain.

Laughter can increase your overall sense of well-being. However, it’s not suggested that you only laugh and don’t exercise rather you should laugh on a regular basis and live longer!

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!

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