There’s nothing better than a good old laugh is there? Anything from a slight snigger to a little giggle to an uncontrollable belly-aching guffaw, they all feel fantastic and smother a great big smile across your face. It’s contagious too, have you ever watched someone else in a fit of giggles and even though you don’t know what they’re laughing at, you’re soon doubled over in hilarity also? Pure bliss! But did you know that there is actually more to a cheerful chuckle than just a couple of minutes of feel good fun? Laughter therapy is a pretty big deal and can boost your health in a variety of different ways. Let’s take a look shall we?
LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART
According to research made by heart specialists at the University of Maryland people with heart disease are 40% less likely to laugh at a range of situations compared to people of the same age without heart disease. Laughing helps the blood flow round your body and therefore reduces the risk of heart disease. According to the research, 15 minutes of laughter a day is as important for your heart as 30 minutes of exercise is three times a week.
LAUGHTER HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS
Can it really be true? We can actually shed the pounds by having a good old chuckle? We sure can, laughing raises your heart rate and speeds up your metabolism so alongside eating well and exercising why not send a few funny Zoobe messages to your friends and laugh yourself into those skinny jeans you can’t quite get into!
LAUGHTER IS A NATURAL WAY TO EASE PAIN
A good old giggle has been proven to relieve symptoms of pain as it releases endorphins in to your system, plus it distracts you from the pain. Next time you have an ache or pain, put the Paracetamol away and just flick through some of the hilarious Zoobes on the inspiration list.
LAUGHTER IMPROVES YOUR SOCIAL LIFE
Everyone loves a Joker and if you make your friends laugh it not only brings them joy, it makes you feel great too. People with a good sense of humour are far more likely to be productive too which means you’ll achieve more at work, be a better communicator and team player. Most of the things that we laugh at aren’t actual jokes but comments in our everyday conversations with friends, family and colleagues etc, laughter is as much about social relationships as it is about humour.
LAUGHTER HELPS RELIEVE DEPRESSION
LAUGHTER IS A GOOD WORK OUT
Hooray! A night in with some friends having a good old laugh sounds so much more fun than slogging it at the gym, so it’s great to know that laughter exercises the diaphragm whilst contracting your abdominal muscles and working your shoulders. According to studies, laughing 100 times is the equivalent to 10 minutes on the rowing machine or 15 minutes on an exercise bike. Better get sending some hysterical Zoobes to your pals quickly so you can tone up before the weekend!
LAUGHTER BOOSTS YOUR RELATIONSHIP
If you’re on the look out for a new partner then laughter will certainly help you find your new mate. Research shows that women love a man that makes them laugh and men love women that laugh in their presence. If you’re already in a relationship then a shared sense of humour is hugely important in keeping it fresh.
LAUGHTER BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Research has discovered that laughing actually increases the number of anti-body producing T-Cells, making it less likely for us to catch coughs and colds. A giggle a day keeps the doctor away!
Here at Zoobe we are lucky to have some extremely funny comedians who write and record messages for our app, allow me to introduce you to our hilarious voices
TIERNAN DOUIEB IS A STAND-UP COMEDIAN, WRITER, PROCRASTINATOR AND PROFESSIONAL BEARD WEARER. HE PERFORMS COMEDY ALL OVER THE UK AND WORLD AND SPENDS FAR TOO MUCH TIME ON TWITTER. YOU CAN FIND HIM THERE @TIERNANDOUIEB, ON FACEBOOK AT HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TIERNANDOUIEB AND HIS OWN WEBSITE FULL OF STUFF AT WWW.TIERNANDOUIEB.CO.UK.
HIGH RANKIN IS A DJ AND COMEDIAN WHO HAS WRITTEN SKETCHES FOR BBC RADIO ONE AND HAS YOUTUBE VIDEOS WITH MILLIONS OF HITS. HIS BRAND OF SATIRICAL AND AT TIMES UNASHAMEDLY PUERILE HUMOUR IS KNOWN AND LOVED WORLD WIDE! CATCH HIM ON TWITTER AT OR FACEBOOK WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HIGHRANKIN
A MAN OF MANY FEW WORDS. HE ENJOYS TALKING INTO MICROPHONES AND PRETENDING HE'S SOMEONE ELSE ON A REGULAR BASIS. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, HE EQUALLY ADORES RELAXING IN HIS OWN, CUSTOM MADE MEAT SUIT WHENEVER POSSIBLE. HE'S BEEN LIVING IN BERLIN SINCE 2007, ALL THE WHILE SOAKING IN THE WONDERFUL MELODIES OF THE CITY AND BASKING IN THE BEAUTIFUL SKYLINES OF GENTRIFICATION.
So as you can see the benefits of a righteous chortle are HUGE and thanks to you guys, we at Zoobe are never without a smile on our face due to the HILARIOUS messages you create. There was even an article in Buzzfeed recently about the pant wettingly funny Zoobes that people are making. So keep them coming guys, tell a joke, send a joke because laughter really is the best medicine.