live long !
PHYSICAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Government First Grade College
K.G.F – 563 122
Sometimes we take life way too seriously. We
have been taught to run through our lives with such a
speed we have no time to laugh. Laughter is the
experience of joy. It is an essence, a movement that
produces a sound. It is one of the favorite emotions to
show every day, especially the laughter that brings
you tears. They are the good ones.
When we were children, we laughed about 400
times a day. As we get older and more serious, the
amount narrows down. Adults laugh approximately 15
times per day. That it not enough! We all need a good
Laughter is an audible expression of
happiness, or an inward feeling of joy. A
movement of the muscles of the
face, particularly of the lips, with a peculiar
merriment, satisfaction, or derision, and
usually attended by a sonorous and
interrupted expulsion of air from the lungs.
PHYSICAL HEALTH BENEFITS:
by natural means an organism that protects against disease.
Lowers stress hormones
cortisol, GH and norepinephrine are released at periods of high stress.
Relaxes your muscles
It gets a large amount of muscles moving in your body.
Prevents heart disease
improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help
protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Adds joy and zest to life
Eases anxiety and fear
Attracts others to us
Helps defuse conflict
Promotes group bonding
LAUGHTER IN ANIMALS
Laughter and joy are not unique to
humans, the study says.
Ancestral forms of play and laughter
existed in other animals
humans began cracking up.
There is ample evidence that many other
mammals make play sounds.
18 different kinds of laugh.
13 muscles are used to smile
You can stimulate your heart and lungs,
elevate your blood pressure and improve
breathing capacity by laughing.
DO YOU KNOW
In terms of exercise, you can get the same
benefits from laughing 100 times a day, as you
can from 10 minutes of rowing.
one's facial expression can actually influence
15 minutes of laughter equals the benefit of 2
One good belly laugh burns off 3 1/2 calories.
Laughing for 15 seconds adds 2 days to your life
RELAXING POWER OF LAUGHTER
100 laughs = 10 minutes of aerobic
benefits from a rowing machine.
15 minutes of laughter = relaxing
effect of meditation for 8 hours.
15 minutes of laughter = relaxing
effect of 2 hours sleep.
WHO IS IT ?
The Chinese laugh more
than any other culture in the
they work hard
they play hard &
they laugh hard.
REASONS TO LAUGH
The study, titled "The Power of Laughter," was conducted in October 2011 via an
online survey nationally representative by gender and ethnicity.
The survey measured 1200 people ages 21-59 plus.
MEN VS WOMEN
IS IT SO ?
In the 50's people use to laugh an
average of 18 minutes a day.
Today, that's down to 4 – 6 minutes a
Children are known to laugh a great deal
more than adults.
An average baby laughs around 300 times a
day compared to an average adult, who
laughs around15 times a day.
TODAY PAY MONEY AND LAUGH
Laughter clubs : Laughter Therapy is exactly what
it sounds like: the use of laughter in therapeutic form to
heal the body and emotions. There is no absolute for the
uses of humor and laughter in therapeutic form
Laughter therapy : Laughter Clubs have become a
social grassroots mass phenomenon. Realizing the
tremendous power of laughter and its efficacy as an
ideal prescription for wellness.
Laughter yoga :It is a form of yoga employing
self-triggered laughter. Laughter Yoga combines
unconditional laughter with pranayama (yogic
March 1995, Dr MADAN KATARIA
first started the laughter club.
World Laughter Day takes place on the
first Sunday in May.
All in all, laughter offers a wide array of
health benefits without costing you a single
penny (so laughter is the best medicines in
that respect, that it is free!). Aside from
being safe, laughter lessens your chance of
getting sick and allows you to enjoy life
fully. So laugh hard and do it more often.
“Even if there is nothing to laugh
about, laugh on credit”.