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LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE - A hearty belly laugh exercises the upper torso, lungs, heart, shoulders, arms, abdomen, diaphragm, and legs. It temporarily accelerates the heart rate, increases blood pressure and breathing, enlarges circulation, and enhances the flow of oxygen. Ten belly laughs are roughly equivalent to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise.
Harvard University, University of Maryland School of Medicine, The Miraculous Medicine of Laughter by Don Colbert, M.D., Enjoying Everyday Life _ Joyce Meyer Ministries, and Washington and Shady Grove Adventist Hospitals. The Fact Sheet of the Month is for educational purposes only. For additional information, consult your physician. Please feel free to copy and distribute this health resource.
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These Health Tips are for educational purposes only. For additional information, consult your physician. Please feel free to copy and distribute this health resource.