Laughter is the Best...Exercise Buddy?

Well, I don't know about that, but a recent study suggests that including laughter in your exercise routine may promote "better mental health, confidence, and aerobic endurance". 

To test the theory that laughter would relax muscles and assist recovery, researchers incorporated laughter activities into a group exercise program for seniors. The exercises focused on strength, balance and flexibility. (Read more about the study in Exercise and Laughter on doTERRA's blog.)

Results showed some improvement in the areas being measured. And, as you might expect 90% of participants reported increased enjoyment and motivation. I know that when exercise with a friend, laughs usually ensue and definitely make it more enjoyable.

So, give laughing a try during your next exercise session and see if it makes a difference for you. Maybe some stand-up comedy instead of music? Or, grab that friend that just cracks you up and get moving.

Laughter isn't the only thing that can enhance your exercise. Read "Boost Your Workout with Essential Oils" to learn more about which oils to use before, during, and after you exercise.

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