Posted by Tenpin at 11.00am on 24 July 2014
Bowling and a belly fully of laughs
Want to work out those abs? Improve your circulation? Generally
feel happier and healthier in life? Turns out all you really need
is a good giggle. So gather your closest friends for a game of
bowling and get ready to chuckle your way to a happier day. Want to
know more? Here's the science bit:
Tone-up and relax
Yes, a hearty laugh with your friends has been proven to tone
your abdominal muscles. Add this to the calories you'll burn off
bowling strike after strike (we believe in you!) and you've got the
best kind of exercise. Plus, laughter relaxes your whole body, so
afterwards you'll be walking on air.
Give your body a boost
Every time you laugh your body releases endorphins, those
wonderfully happy hormones. Not only can this lift your mood but
they've also been known to temporarily relieve pain. You also get a
great little boost to your immune system, with an increase in
immune cells and the antibodies that fight infections (bonus!).
Protect your heart
A laugh a day can help keep your heart healthy. Laughter has a
positive impact on your circulation, helping your blood flow more
easily. In turn this helps protect you against heart problems,
which is why bowling is such a great sport for the whole family to
get involved with at any age.
All in all, bowling is the ideal way to stay fit, active and
healthy, and the best part is that it's also fun! So next time you
hit a Tenpin centre just remember, it's better for your body when
you bowl badly and laugh, than when you get a perfect score (or at
least that's what we keep telling ourselves).