Doctor Oz was asked why do people laugh and does laughing burn calories?
Dr Oz said that humans laugh well before they begin to talk and that laughing generally makes the people around you feel better. Thus, laughing is good for making social networks. Dr Oz also said that people laugh 30 times more when they are with other people. If you laugh 10 to 15 minutes a day, you will burn 40 calories a day which is 4-5 pounds a year… not bad!
Laughing Yoga Exercise
Dr Oz did a laughing yoga exercise where you push your diaphragm up towards your lungs and say “Ho Ho – Ha Ha Ha”… it looks pretty funny, but actually feels pretty good afterward… perhaps that is why they say you should fake it until you make it!