Laugh your way THIN ( part 1 )
If you follow the steps below you will laugh more frequently. Laughter is an excellent form of aerobic exercise: a hearty, belly laugh produces the same physical response as thirty minutes on the Stairmaster. When you laugh it gives your heart and lungs a good work out so….you are burning additional calories just by having fun.
Step One: Go the extra smile
Smiling is a premeditated and controllable behavior that almost always calms inner anxiety and attracts external fun. Smiling unleashes the natural medicine of humor anytime and anywhere because it has a profound physical and emotional impact. Your internal physiology is fooled by your smile. Whether impulsive or unnatural, your body thinks you’re having fun when you smile, whether you are or not, because smiling activates the pleasure centers of your brain. By smiling you literally become more physically relaxed and enjoy a greater sense of fulfillment and enjoyment.
The amazing benefit of the Diet tactic is that the reduction of your internal anxiety decreases your cravings to eat when you’re not really hungry. And, as a bonus, your smile attracts more social attention. –leaving you less time to stuff yourself because people are mysteriously attracted to you without quite knowing why. By Going the Extra Smile your well on your way to weight loss by filling your emotional void with fun rather than food. !
Next week : Part 2
By Dr. Nance Macleod.