• By Dana Sparks

Something to Think About ~ Laughter Provides a Good Physical Workout

January 22, 2016


young people taking a selfie picture, laughing and smiling
"Research shows laughter provides a good physical workout, generates mental relaxation, lowers blood pressure and pain, and even improves immunity. You’re 30 times more likely to laugh in good company than alone. Further, the more you laugh with others rather than at someone, the greater the health benefit." - Dr. Amit Sood

Dr. Amit Sood, is director of research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also chairs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo Clinic. You can follow Dr. Sood on Twitter @AmitSoodMD


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Immerse Week 3 – Laughter
Immerse Week 3 – Softening Judgments
Immerse Week 2 – Selflessness
Immerse Week 2 – Relationships
Immerse Week 1 – Self Belief
Immerse Week 1 – My Singing

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