Laughter yoga is good medicine

By Caroline Klapper | Dec 03, 2012
Photo by: Caroline Klapper Laughter yoga is good exercise for the body and mind.

United States — Whoever said, “Laughter is the best medicine,” might have been onto something.

At least that’s the theory behind the new Laughter Yoga Club at the Senior Resource Center in Waynesville.

Certified Laughter Yoga leader Suzanne Hendrix said laughing is something everyone is born knowing how to do, but scientific studies have shown that as people age, they tend to laugh less and less.

“The older we get we begin to lose that,” she said. “We’re fortunate if we’re laughing up to 15 times a day. This is how our bodies begin to break down.”

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