Health & Fitness

Can Laughing Help You Lose Weight?

Sara Khalil
3/22/15, 12:00 AM

Can laughing help you lose weight? I am sure you heard before of how much laughing is very beneficial for you. It relives stress, lifts your mood, and it even reduces chances of heart diseases. But did you know that laughing can also help you lose weight? It is true, laughing can actually help you lose a few kilos, do you think you will ever diet again?

1. Laughing boosts metabolism.

Laughing allows the brain to release the beneficial chemicals into your body regularly. This will boost your metabolism, which in turn will burn calories, proving that laughing can help you lose weight. 

2. It also tones your stomach.

Laughing is also a great way to strengthen the muscles of your stomach. As you laugh, the muscles in your stomach expand and contract fully, which is exactly what happens when you exercise your abs. So laughing can help you get a toned tummy.

3. Laughing is a great cardio workout.

Too lazy do some cardio? Just turn on a comedy show! Laughing will increase your heart rate and burn your fats in a way that is equivalent to an hour of walking.

4. It burns up to 40 calories.

According to studies, laughing for about 10-15 minutes can burn between 10-40 calories. 

5. Laughing gives a chance for your face to workout.

When you laugh, your 15 facial muscles move, which means that laughing can even give your face a quick workout. This tones your face muscles, making them firm.

If you have been following a strict diet to try and lose weight, then try and add a daily dose of laughing to it. Watch a funny movie, or have some fun with your friends, because laughing is truly one of the most fun and easy ways that can help you lose weight.


Sara Khalil

You know that quiet girl in your class, who surprised people when she talked and seemed to have like a million ideas flowing through her mind. Well, that was probably Sara Khalil back in school days! ...

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