Laughing during exercise may be beneficial for health
from Physical Therapy Products
Participants in a moderate-intensity group exercise program called LaughActive demonstrated improvements in their mental health, aerobic endurance, and outcome expectations for exercise, according to a recent study. In the LaughActive program, participants choose to laugh and go through the motions of laughing while performing strength, balance, and flexibility exercises. Initially, the participants perform simulated laughter exercises and go through the motions of laughing. But as the program – which facilitates eye contact and playful behaviors with others – progresses, the laughter tends to transition to genuine.
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