Random Fact – Laughing Your Way to Fitness

It’s proven that exercise and a healthy lifestyle positively impacts your mood, but did you know that your mood can positively impact your health?
Laughing can do more than put a smile on your face — it can improve your health too! One study conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
in Nashville found that laughing out loud increased metabolism by 20%, and 10 to 15 minutes of laughter burned 10 to 40 calories, about the equivalent of
one Hershey’s Kisses chocolate. While this obviously doesn’t mean that it’s okay to ditch Martial Arts classes for a Three Stooges marathon, it is proof that having a healthy sense of humor truly is healthy for you.
Kick Calories with Martial Arts
Did you know that Martial Arts can burn some
serious calories? Here are the calorie burning
facts for some popular exercises based on your
weight and participating in the exercise for 30 minutes.
Your
Weight
Bicycling
(comfortable speed)
Walking (3 mph) Wavemaster or
Heavy bag workout
Martial Arts
Workout
125 112 124 169 284
150 135 148 202 341
175 158 173 235 398
200 180 198 270 455
Calorie burn amounts are estimated. Actual calorie burn may vary based on intensity of your workout.