A "belly laugh
" improves blood flow, a new study has found.
And that every laugh, from the belly laugh
to even the forced chuckle is vital for our mental wellbeing.
When asked where the Alvin Ailey American Dunce Theater is heading in the 21st century, Judith Jamison lets out a roar of a belly laugh
. Then she pauses.
Powered by computerized pneumatic devices, the animatronic being periodically awakens from its dormant/dead state and (in jerky yet naturalistic moves accompanied by the hissing of air pistons and the occasional roar of a compressor) ritualistically repeats the slicing act documented in the wounds while letting out a recorded belly laugh
in the voice of the artist.
In all, we have an average of 17 uplifting moments a week - from the first coffee of the day and a belly laugh
with pals to finding a pound coin left in a shopping trolley.
Bring me fun-shine WHILST investigating Global Belly Laugh
Day I discovered a sound to gladden any heart.
Sometimes a woman just wants a good belly laugh
with a bloke who doesn't look better than she does in the morning.
She even gave us some excitement in 1982, when the Argentines thought they'd secured the Falklands, and how we laughed at the poverty and misery, with the record bankruptcies and that belly laugh
we had at her slogan, what was it again?
The workshop was run by "laughter facilitator" Raymond Pollack, who uses his belly laugh
and larger-than-life personality to teach children how to break down barriers and encourage them to talk more.
Gloomy Britons are too stressed-out, with almost half unable to rustle up even one decent belly laugh
each day.And people in Wales laugh less than any other UK region, with an average daily laughter count of just 11 laughs compared with the national average of 14 and the English average of 17.
BOY, did we have a great big belly laugh
and loads of fun!
This week it really did feel like we were scraping the very bottom of the comedy barrel, with Linda's hot date turning up and the word "gash" being used all the time in a last-ditch attempt to get a belly laugh