The good, HARD laugh, there is nothing quite like it! The howler,  the hooter, the crier, the laughter coma – it’s all good. Turns out that physical activity and laughter have many of the same positive effects, they both release endorphins making you more resistant to pain! That means that if you laugh and exercise often you are increasing your resistance to pain. Mobility also increases your resistance to pain (hint hint work your mobility!). This is an exerp from an interesting NYT article about the science on laughter:

“The results, when analyzed, showed that laughing increased pain resistance, whereas simple good feeling in a group setting did not. Pain resistance is used as an indicator of endorphin levels because their presence in the brain is difficult to test; the molecules would not appear in blood samples because they are among the brain chemicals that are prevented from entering circulating blood by the so-called blood brain barrier.”

“Dr. Dunbar thinks laughter may have been favored by evolution because it helped bring human groups together, the way other activities like dancing and singing do. Those activities also produce endorphins, he said, and physical activity is important in them as well. “Laughter is an early mechanism to bond social groups,” he said. “Primates use it.” READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Moraga Boot Camp Strength training Super Sets

Moraga Boot Camp Strength training Super Sets

 

Gumsaba Boot Camp Class schedule Wednesday 8/14/13:

 

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Sarah – Strength Training Super Sets

 

6AM Sunup Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – HIIT Full Body

 

8:15AM Sunrise Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – HIIT Full Body

 

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Trish – Strength Training Super Sets

 

11AM Cytosport Co-ed boot camp lite Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class for employees only) TRX Suspension Partner Drill

 

12PM Cytosport Co-ed boot camp Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class for employees only) TRX Suspension Partner Drill