Can you laugh your way to better health? Bill Gee thinks so – and he’s one of a growing number who believe in the therapeutic and medicinal use of laughter. He says it helps with weight loss, depression, hypertension and stress.
In aerobic laughter classes, no comedy is involved; the idea is to force the laughter until it feels natural – ‘fake it till you make it’. It is best suited to those who are open to new and unusual experiences. . Visit www.happiness-university.org.
Words: Anna Rich, Fairlady
Images: Anél Van Der Merwe, Fairlady