So I happened to turn on the TV yesterday and the show THE DR.’s was on…I happened to hear one of the doctors say that laughing 15 minutes a day is good for your health. He went on to say it burns calories and makes you live longer- and some other statistics that I really didn’t listen to.
I just heard LAUGHING FOR 15 MINUTES… and I thought to myself, “when was the last time I laughed really hard, out loud?”
My kids were in the room with me- as I looked at each one of them I decided it would be fun for some family time.
I decided…I was going to LAUGH for 15 minutes- and hopefully my children would join me.
So I began…I just started fake laughing, really hard, really loud.
And soon- my fake sounds turned into full out gut-laughing. All of my children stopped what they were doing and stared. My oldest (who is almost 8) immediately told me I was weird, but sat down and watch her mother in awe. My handsome 5 year old I believe wanted to join me, but wasn’t sure how- so instead just cuddled up beside me. And my 2 year old little girl kept asking, “what’s wrong?” and when I didn’t answer she began to put her hand over my mouth.
Just so you know…15 minutes is a LONG TIME to laugh, and unfortunately I didn’t make it till the end. But what I did make was a fun family experience. And yes- maybe I am WEIRD…but I probably burned like 100 calories- so there!
On another note, instead of looking for ways to burn calories to lose some weight…why not try this YUMMY CABBAGE SALAD- that is mostly RAW and so YUMMY! This salad was made for me by a very sweet neighbor of mine who brought me dinner after I had my baby. I ate almost the whole salad in one sitting- it was that good! Thanks Kathryn for this awesome recipe!
Cabbage Fruit Salad
1/2 purple cabbage chopped
2-3 apples chopped
Craisins or Dried Blueberries
Annie’s Fat Free Mango Vinaigrette Dressing (few tablespoons)
Mix everything together- using your desired amount of craisins or dried blueberries. I would think that this would last a long time in your fridge, but it didn’t last long in mine because I ate it so fast.
And I don’t know…maybe while you are eating it…you can laugh a little bit- just for fun?
LIFE IS GOOD!
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Source: WFM 1-10