Laughter-based exercise good for elderly

Including laughter into a physical activity program has been found to benefit the mental health, confidence and heart of the elderly.

In a study, older adults took part in a moderate-intensity exercise program called LaughActive that included playful laughter as an exercise into a strength, balance and flexibility workout.

Over 90% found the activity to be enjoyable and said that it helped motivate them to participate in other exercise classes or activities.

Adults should participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week to achieve good health results.

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