Have you heard of Shmoop.com?
The website bills itself as a Shakespearean Translator capable of turning your speak – or modern English – into eternal Shakespeare-isms.
For instance, typing *whoa, dude, pass that pizza over here, I’m going to starve* into the translator begets *Heigh-ho, broth’r, passeth that ‘zza ov’r hither, lest I waste away.*
Trolling the internet has never sounded so classy.
‘Twas heard most wondrous comments…
“Thy conclusions art unfounded and maketh no sense, thou knowest not wherefore thou writeth, knave.”
“Where’d thee receiveth thy science sir, or better hath said quack speaketh!”
“I’ve done mine research on thee, thou art a snakeoil salesman and filthy canker-blossom!!”
And my personal fave…
“A plague upon this howling, thee venomous fustilarian!”
That last bit was Shakesperean for “Give it up, you venomous douchebag.”
My life is now complete.
What does this have to do with your fitness program?
Research shows that laughter reverses the chemical effects of stress and releases anti-inflammatory compounds in the body.
And persistent inflammation is an impediment to losing fat.
In one study, watching an hour of humorous videos reduced the size of allergic reactions on the subjects’ skin by 50%!
So just by reading this post you’ve probably jettisoned a few fat grams.
(That’s assuming you think the Shmoop thing is as funny as I do.)
But there are only so many slimming blog posts I can write.
For any inflammation or fat I’ve missed, there’s my Lean For Life talk in Liberty Village on May 17th:
And let this be a reminder to not take yourself too seriously today.
Find opportunities to laugh.
Your health (and your waistline) will thank you for it.
Here’s to thy health mine cousin,