Why We Could All Use Some Laughter Therapy
A study found those who watched comedy programs had a 10 percent greater oxygen flow.
The old Readers Digest magazine was right…”laughter is the best medicine”…and its effects show up in a new study. New research from a Brazilian hospital says some good guffaws of laughter help the body with oxygen flow and lowers heart disease risk. Laughter was even shown to help those who already had heart disease. The study included 26 patients averaging 63 years old and were mostly male. Researchers say the participants were diagnosed with plaque build-up in the arteries which can restricts blood flow to the heart. The study found those who watched comedy programs had a 10 percent greater oxygen flow…compared to other participants. Laughter also helped lower heart inflammation.