We all know that it feels good to laugh but did you know there are actual health benefits to laughter.
Certified Laugh Leader Susan McLachlan joined Tim Murphy and Lou-Anne Young on “Mornings with Lou-Anne and Tim” to talk about the benefits of “mirthful laughter.”
McLachlan was in town to lead a Laughter Yoga workshop as part of the WTF Festival.
McLachlan told Murphy that laughing actually has aerobic benefits; it decreases blood pressure, increases circulation, and lowers stress. “20 seconds of laughter as the same effect as 3-5 minutes of rowing” according to McLachlan and ten minutes of mirthful laughter can provide two hours of pain relief.
Watch the video above to see Lou-Anne and Tim participate in Laughter Yoga.
You can catch the repeat of Mornings with Lou-Anne and Tim Murphy today at 4:00pm on ONNtv
You can also watch ONN Point with Tim Murphy tonight at 8pm when we talks to Strive The Young Professional group. Tim talks opioid crisis at 8:30pm on ONNTv
Don’t miss “Mornings with Lou-Anne and Tim” Thursday at 8am when Tim talks to Harry Houston of the Sault Theatre Workshop about their “One Act Festival.”