LAUGH YOUR WAY THIN
Fancy a toned tum? Try laughing more, Dr Helen Pilcher says. The Comedy Research Project author and comedian looked at the dietary effects of laughter and found that cracking up can burn as many calories as going for a brisk walk – but you have to get right into it. A howling, rolling-on-the-floor-with-tears- streaming-down-your-face laugh is the biggest burner, getting rid of 120 calories per hour. Belly laughs zap 100 calories per hour and even a sneaky chuckle will wipe 20 calories if you do it for 60 minutes. Need more incentive to get your giggle on? Your obliques, which are key to getting an enviable six-pack, get a better workout from your cackling than crunches.