Laughing Your Way to Health and Weight LossYour health is nothing to laugh at, but according to many health experts it might be something worth laughing for. Laughter is a natural mood booster, but it can do a whole lot more than put a smile on your face. Those who find something to laugh at every day are at a huge advantage in living a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are focusing on weight loss* or anti-aging therapy in Matthews or South Charlotte, finding something to laugh about might be worth your while.

It has long been said that laughter is the best medicine, but not many people take this idiom to heart. There is much more truth in this old phrase than you may realize. Laughter can improve your mood while enhancing your physical and mental health. And while you are trying to lose weight, laughter is just one more factor that can boost your weight loss* efforts—not to mention its ability to keep you young at heart during anti-aging therapy.

How Can Laughter Impact Your Health?

A good, long laugh can relax your mind and body, relieving tension in your muscles and reducing stress for up to 45 minutes after your laugh. Laughing releases endorphins into the blood, which boost your mood, encourage feelings of happiness and decrease your perception of pain.

And when it comes to your physical health laughter has just as many benefits, including the ability to:

  • Boost immune system strength
  • Protect the heart
  • Enhance blood circulation

A long laugh isn’t the same as a good workout, and won’t provide you with the same benefits as following your medical weight loss* diet, but laughter has weight loss* benefits of its own. By reducing stress levels and improving your mood, laughing regularly can keep your attitude positive during your weight loss* program and increase your motivation.

When was the last time you enjoyed a nice long laugh? Whatever your mood, try finding something funny and enjoy the diversion for a few minutes. Sharing a joke with a friend, watching a television show or reading a funny book are all great sources of laughter.

Give in to your laugh and really let it out. From your abdomen to your smile, a good laugh can be a great boost to your mindset and waistline during your wellness program in South Charlotte, Matthews and Waxhaw.

*Disclaimer: Medical weight loss programs are individualized to meet the specific needs of each patient. Individual results vary.