Fight Flab with Laughter Therapy July 3, 2007Posted by Arun Rajagopal in Conversations, Healthy Living.
I read this interesting article yesterday on Washington Post that confirms research that stress promotes obesity.
In a series of experiments on mice, researchers at Georgetown University showed that the neurochemical pathway they identified promotes fat growth in chronically stressed animals that eat the equivalent of a junk-food diet.
Speaking from personal experience, I gained over 46 pounds over the last two years I’ve been working. A sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits have been the usual suspects. However, I lost quite a bit of flab after a month long vacation. When a colleague commented that it was ‘happiness’ that helped me lose weight, I just laughed it off. And then I came across this eye-opening article. Now this just proves my colleague’s theory – it’s not just exercise and crackdown on fats that will help you tone down; it’s lot of laughter & de-stressing too.