In the world of PR, we know the true power lies in the details. Different aspects of a story or qualities of a company that may seem small to casual onlookers is seen through a different lens by the PR observer.

 

When it comes to your health, it might be beneficial to take a page from the PR handbook. Specifically, it’s important to recognize how natural actions that you rarely think about — that is, the “little details” of your daily life — can impact your health.

 

Just 10-15 minutes of laughing can increase your body's energy expenditure by 40-170 calories (timigustafson.com)

Just 10-15 minutes of laughing can increase your body’s energy expenditure by 40-170 calories (timigustafson.com)

In the case of metabolic health, that little detail that can help you boost your health is laughter.

 

Laughing is something we hardly plan on doing. Despite its spontaneous nature and how little we think about the physical process of laughter within the body, the simple act of laughing can actually have a huge impact on metabolism.

 

In fact, studies have shown that genuine laughter can cause a 10 to 20 percent increase in average energy expenditure and heart rate. In as little as 10 or 15 minutes of laughing, you can give your metabolism a boost that could increase your body’s calorie burn by 40 to 170 calories.

 

A healthy metabolism is one of the most crucial elements of overall health, since it serves as the body’s primary source of energy. While everybody has their own basic metabolic rate, it’s always beneficial to find natural ways to boost your body’s metabolism to help you maintain a healthy weight and healthy energy levels.

 

Knowing something as simple as laughter can help achieve that goal may not be a trick that you can utilize consciously, but it certainly gives you one more reason to enjoy a good laugh.

 

What are some of your favorite metabolism-boosting tricks? Share them with us below or tweet me @tamarahoumi