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9 Interesting Facts About Laughter

#6. Laughter doesn’t make you fitter

Laughter doesn't make you fitter

 

The internet is full of claims that laughter is great for your health. It’s sadly not true however that laughter burns more calories than going for a run. Although laughing does raise energy expenditure and heart rate by about 10-20%, this is on the order of burning an extra 10-40 calories for every 10-15 minutes laughing. You would have to laugh solidly for up to three hours to burn off a packet of ready salted crisps. Source

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