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Moe Howard’s birthday is June 19th. His daughter Joan shares personal memories of her Father.
Joan Howard Mauer Shares Memories of Her Father on His Birthday
Can you imagine Moe without the mayhem – Moe putting pen to paper rather than fingers into Curly’s eyes, writing down loving thoughts instead of growling, “I’LL MOIDA YA”? Yet that was exactly what he did to stay apart of our family while spending lonely nights in strange hotels “on the road,” thousands of miles away from everything that was most meaningful to him.
Moe, in his autobiography – although painting a very compelling picture of his life as a comedian onstage, in films, and on television – failed to include important details of his softer side: the romantic, who, while in London, hired a singer to serenade his wife five thousand miles away on their anniversary; the selfless man who played Santa to cerebral-palsied children.
In addition to his love, Moe had a drive to share his good luck with others. His poem “My Wish,” written to my mother in the 1920’s, is a perfect example of the lesser known side of my father.
The talents which the Lord gave me,
Not great or many are
But what he gave I know I’ll save,
By spreading them afar.
And should great riches come to me,
At some bright future hour,
T’would be my call with man to share,
My fortune and my power.
I could not be a happy man,
Nor have a peaceful soul,
Should I retain each thing I gain,
Within my small control.
If fame a distant happy goal,
Should ever be my fate,
The golden crown would bear me down,
Should I not share its weight.
My wish is ever to divide,
The good things that I gain,
Could I not give, I would not live,
I could not stand the pain.
If I should have a king’s great power,
I’d have to share my throne,
I’d give you most, no idle boast,
Of everything I own.
Good health has blessed me all my life,
So conscious of that gift,
I’ll use that strength throughout life’s length,
My sweetheart’s cares to lift.
Memory from Moe’s daughter, Joan Howard Maurer
Read more about Moe Howard and watch a tribute video.
Okay, you called Mom on Mother’s Day. You did, right? Good. So now we turn to Dad and his day. Here’s a bit about how this special day came about to honor those very special guys we call Dad.
Origin of Father’s Day
Sonora Dodd of Washington is credited by many as the person who brought about the national observance of Father’s Day when she decided to honor her father in 1910. Her father was a widowed Civil War veteran and raised Sonora and her five siblings as a single parent in rural eastern Washington State.
While Dr. Robert Webb conducted what is believed to be the first Father’s Day service at the Central Church of Fairmont in West Virginia in 1908, Sonora Dodd’s continuing efforts led to the eventual national observance.
President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea in 1924 and 1926 the National Father’s Day Committee met in New York City.
Congress passed a Joint Resolution in 1956 recognizing the observance of Father’s Day and President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring Father’s Day an official national holiday.
President Richard Nixon made it permanent in 1972 by signing into law a U.S. Father’s Day to be observed on the third Sunday of June.
Just ‘Fore’ Dad
This year, Dad’s special day falls on June 17th. If your Dad’s a golfer, celebrating Father’s Day is easy because the final round of the U.S. Open is played on Father’s Day. Slip him a sleeve of Three Stooges golf balls along with a card, keep everyone away from the TV (Unless you’re watching The Three Stooges) and let him watch it in peace with his favorite snacks and libations and you’ve made his day.
If golf’s not his game, there will be NBA playoff action, racing, and baseball around the dial. Or he can tune in several of the home improvement shows if he’s a fix-it kind of guy like The Three Stooges! Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!
Then maybe he could just relax with a good book, which in this day and age is a real treat for any Dad because who has the time? Just ask Mom if you’re not sure about this.
Father’s Day is a good day to cook Dad his favorite meal or to tear up the ‘honey do’ list (at least for this particular weekend), give him unlimited access to the telephone, let him play on the computer and have some other family member walk the dog.
Just remember this: Tell Dad you love him. That’s all a Father needs to make this or any day special.
Of the 190 Three Stooges films, writer Ellwood Ullman was credited with writing nearly 100 of them.
Elwood Ullman Journalist
Ellwood Ullman (May 27, 1903 — October 11, 1985) a native of Memphis, Tennessee, chose a writing career, supplying humorous articles for magazines in the 1930s. Ullman contributed short stories to the “Saturday Evening Post,” articles to “Esquire” and “Country Gentleman” and travel pieces to several newspapers.
Elwood Ullman at Columbia Pictures
He submitted script ideas to Columbia Pictures, and the studio assigned him to the short-subject department. Producer Jules White teamed Ullman with Al Giebler, a former sight-gag writer for Mack Sennett in the silent-film days. Ullman was soon completing scripts by himself and wrote for most of Columbia’s short subject stars, including The Three Stooges, Buster Keaton, Charley Chase, Harry Langdon, and Hugh Herbert.
He also did feature comedy films, including many of the Abbott and Costello and Martin and Lewis pictures and later in his career some dramas, including Battle Flame and Tickle Me, an Elvis Presley movie.
Academy Award Snafu
Elwood Ullman worked closely with Columbia producer Hugh McCollum and writer-director Edward Bernds until McCollum and Bernds left the studio in 1952. Bernds then became a writer-director for The Bowery Boys and hired Ullman to write for the popular feature-length comedies.
Ullman and Bernds were nominated for an Oscar in 1955 for the film High Society. Unfortunately, the Academy had confused the high-budget Bing Crosby/Grace Kelly feature with Ullman’s work on a Bowery Boys movie of the same name. Ullman and Bernds declined the nomination but were permitted to keep the certificates of recognition.
Ullman continued to work with Bernds into the 1960s, contributing to several Three Stooges feature films including The Three Stooges Meet Hercules and The Three Stooges in Orbit.
Elwood Ullman died of natural causes in Hollywood, California on October 11, 1985.
Elwood Ullman Three Stooges Filmography
Of the 190 Three Stooges films, Ullman was credited with writing nearly 100 of them (including multiple credits here’s a list of 60.)
|1.||1937-09-03||CASH AND CARRY||Moe, Larry and Curly||Screenplay|
|2.||1937-10-15||PLAYING THE PONIES||Moe, Larry and Curly||Screenplay|
|3.||1938-01-07||TERMITES OF 1938||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|4.||1938-04-01||TASSELS IN THE AIR||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|5.||1938-07-02||VIOLENT IS THE WORD FOR CURLY||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|6.||1938-10-14||MUTTS TO YOU||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|7.||1939-02-24||WE WANT OUR MUMMY||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|8.||1939-05-19||YES, WE HAVE NO BONANZA||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|9.||1939-06-30||SAVED BY THE BELLE||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|10.||1939-08-25||CALLING ALL CURS||Moe, Larry and Curly||Screenplay|
|11.||1940-04-19||A PLUMBING WE WILL GO||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|12.||1940-05-31||BOOBS IN THE WOODS||Shemp Howard (Solo)||Screenplay|
|13.||1940-07-26||HOW HIGH IS UP?||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|14.||1940-10-04||NO CENSUS, NO FEELING||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|15.||1941-03-21||DUTIFUL BUT DUMB||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|16.||1941-12-04||SOME MORE OF SAMOA||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|17.||1942-02-26||CACTUS MAKES PERFECT||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|18.||1942-07-02||MATRI-PHONY||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|19.||1943-01-01||THEY STOOGE TO CONGA||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|20.||1943-07-09||THREE LITTLE TWIRPS||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|21.||1943-07-30||HIGHER THAN A KITE||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|22.||1943-11-18||PHONY EXPRESS||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|23.||1944-03-18||BUSY BUDDIES||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|24.||1944-07-16||IDLE ROOMERS||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|25.||1944-10-27||OPEN SEASON FOR SAPS||Shemp Howard (Solo)||Story and Screenplay|
|26.||1945-07-20||IDIOTS DELUXE||Moe, Larry and Curly||Story and Screenplay|
|27.||1946-09-16||SOCIETY MUGS||Shemp Howard (Solo)||Story and Screenplay|
|28.||1946-11-07||SLAPPILY MARRIED||Joe DeRita (Solo)||Story|
|29.||1947-03-20||THE GOOD BAD EGG||Joe DeRita (Solo)||Story|
|30.||1947-12-18||WEDLOCK DEADLOCK||Joe DeRita (Solo)||Screenplay|
|31.||1948-01-08||SHIVERING SHERLOCKS||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|32.||1948-07-08||THE HOT SCOTS||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|33.||1948-08-12||WHERE THERE’S A WILL||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|34.||1948-11-04||MUMMY’S DUMMIES||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|35.||1948-12-09||CRIME ON THEIR HANDS||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|36.||1949-07-07||FUELIN’ AROUND||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|37.||1949-09-08||WAITING IN THE LURCH||Joe Besser (Solo)||Screenplay|
|38.||1949-10-06||VAGABOND LOAFERS||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|39.||1950-10-05||STUDIO STOOPS||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|40.||1950-12-07||A SNITCH IN TIME||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|41.||1951-01-04||THREE ARABIAN NUTS||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|42.||1951-09-14||GOLD RAIDERS||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|43.||1952-03-06||LISTEN, JUDGE||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Story and Screenplay|
|44.||1954-09-30||THE FIRE CHASER||Joe Besser (Solo)||Screenplay, Story, stock footage|
|45.||1954-11-04||SCOTCHED IN SCOTLAND||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Screenplay, Story, stock footage|
|46.||1955-02-03||OF CASH AND HASH||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Screenplay, Story, stock footage|
|47.||1955-10-06||HOT ICE||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Screenplay, stock footage|
|48.||1956-09-06||HOT STUFF||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Screenplay, Story, stock footage|
|49.||1956-10-04||SCHEMING SCHEMERS||Moe, Larry and Shemp||Screenplay, Story, stock footage|
|50.||1957-06-13||GUNS A POPPIN!||Moe, Larry and Joe||Screenplay, Story, stock footage|
|51.||1960-04-18||THE THREE STOOGES SCRAPBOOK||Moe, Larry and Curly Joe||Story and Screenplay|
|52.||1960-07-27||STOP! LOOK! AND LAUGH!||Moe, Larry and Curly||Writer, stock footage|
|53.||1961-06-21||SNOW WHITE AND THE THREE STOOGES||Moe, Larry and Curly Joe||Screenplay|
|54.||1962-01-26||THE THREE STOOGES MEET HERCULES||Moe, Larry and Curly Joe||Screenplay|
|55.||1962-07-04||THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT||Moe, Larry and Curly Joe||Story and Screenplay|
|56.||1963-08-21||THE THREE STOOGES GO AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAZE||Moe, Larry and Curly Joe||Screenplay|
|57.||1963-09-01||THREE STOOGES SCRAPBOOK, THE: The Spain Mutiny||Moe, Larry and Curly Joe||Story and Screenplay|
|58.||1963-09-01||THE THREE STOOGES SCRAPBOOK||Moe, Larry and Curly Joe||Story and Screenplay|
|59.||1965-01-14||THE OUTLAWS IS COMING||Moe, Larry and Curly Joe||Screenplay|
|60.||1974-11-22||THE 3 STOOGES FOLLIES||Moe, Larry and Curly Joe||Screenplay, Archive footage|
In honor of Red Nose Day, we remember the charitable compassion of The Three Stooges.
Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. Learn more about the fun-raising and good works at rednoseday.org.
Since its launch in 2015, Red Nose Day in the U.S. has raised over $100 million and has sold 30 million of the campaign’s iconic Red Noses, positively impacting the lives of more than 8.3 million children living in poverty.
The Three Stooges Charity
Charity, especially the well-being of children, was always important to The Three Stooges. Their habit of helping guided Larry, Moe, Curly, Shemp, Joe Besser and Joe DeRita to give throughout their careers. The Three Stooges could always be counted on for an appearance for charity, good causes, and visits to hospitals, in particular for children.
In addition to supporting numerous kids’ charities, they would often make appearances unannounced and unpublicized, by themselves wherever they went and whenever they were needed.
The Three Stooges have an inherent appeal to children. From 1958 and into the 1970s, masses of kids raced home after school to watch their short films, woke up early on Saturday for The Three Stooges Animated TV series, and ventured to movie theaters to enjoy their feature films.
So here’s a salute to Larry, Moe, Curly, Shemp, Joe and Curly Joe for all the years of laughter and all the years of sharing and caring.
Today, we encourage you to give your time and resources to a child in need; enrich their lives for the better so they can experience the joy of laughter.
- Use the hashtag #rednoseday and #comicrelief in your social media posts to help raise awareness.
- Find out more about how to participate at www.rednoseday.org.
Since we are all kids at heart, let’s ‘strike’ up the laughter by enjoying this cartoon from The Three Stooges Animated series.
To see how Larry, Moe and Curly dealt with Mother’s Day, check out the short All The World’s A Stooge from 1941 when Mrs. Bullion wants to adopt war refugees and ends up with The Three Stooges. There’s some great social satire in this short and the guys dressed as children is a stunning visual. 1942’s Sock A Bye Baby gives somewhat of a different spin on this theme as Larry, Moe and Curly have to take care of an abandoned baby. We get to see what is so easy for any Mom become so difficult for The Three Stooges!
The classic Stooge routine, “Tell me your name so I can tell your mother,” was used in three of their film shorts: Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise, Movie Maniacs, and Cuckoo on the Choo Choo.
Here’s some information about Mother’s Day that we thought was interesting and we hope you do, too. Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. A somewhat more contemporary ancestor would be England’s ‘Mothering Sunday’ which was celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. During the 1600’s, young men and women who were servants and apprentices would return home on Mothering Sunday and bring their Mothers gifts and cakes.
The first Mother’s Day in the United States was celebrated in Grafton, West Virginia, and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 10, 1908. Anne M. Jarvis is credited with beginning the Mother’s Day tradition in our country as the 1908 events came about after her two-year letter-writing campaign to gain the support of influential ministers, businessmen, and congressmen in declaring a national Mother’s Day holiday.
The House of Representatives in May 1913, unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the President, his Cabinet, members of Congress, and all officials of the federal government to wear a white carnation on Mother’s Day. Congress passed another Joint Resolution May 8, 1914, designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. The U.S. flag is to be displayed on government buildings and at people’s homes “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.” President Woodrow Wilson issued the first proclamation making Mother’s Day an official national holiday.
Today, many countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day with many sharing with us the second Sunday in May for this very special day to celebrate a very special person. From all of us to all of you Happy Mother’s Day.
In honor of National Nurses Day
Welcome to The Three Stooges Nurses’ Station
The Boys are always prepared for any emergency with a healthy dose of laughter. But we can always use the caring touch and comedic timing of a good nurse. We celebrate the many nurses of The Three Stooges shorts.
From Nurse to Worse (1940)
Blanche Payson appeared in nearly 160 films between 1916 and 1946. At 6 foot 2 inches, she towered over both men and women co-stars in the many slapstick comedies in which she appeared, as a foil for such comedians as The Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy and similar popular acts of the time. She often played brutal and dominant women, such as Oliver Hardy’s wife in Helpmates (1932) or Bobby Hutchins’ stepmother in the Our Gang comedy Dogs Is Dogs (1931). She was born in Santa Barbara, CA and died in Hollywood in 1981. Blanche also appeared in Pop Goes The Easel, Hoi Polloi, A Pain In The Pullman, Slippery Silks, Dizzy Doctors, CooKoo Cavaliers, and An Ache in Every Stake.
Poppy Wilde appeared in over 40 films including The Three Stooges shorts Hoi Polloi and All The World’s A Stooge.
Marjorie Kane appeared in several other Stooge shorts including How High is Up, No Census, No Feeling, CooKoo Cavaliers and Three Smart Saps. She appeared in 68 films between 1929 and 1951, occasionally under the name Babe Kane.
Men in Black (1934)
Who could forget Jeanie Roberts as the hiccuping nurse in Men In Black? This was Ms. Roberts only appearance in a Stooge short, but it was a memorable one. She appeared in approximately a dozen other films most as uncredited. In December 1936, she married Henry Moeller, Jr., a mortician. She drove from Santa Monica to San Bernardino in an undertaker’s ambulance to wed Henry. Roberts was last married to W. Gordon Garnett, a successful surgeon, sometime around 1960. As Gini Roberts Garnett, she died April 12, 1971, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She is inturned at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.
Dizzy Doctors (1937)
A sizeable cast of nurses including Ella McKenzie, Gertrude Messenger, Elaine Waters, and Harlene Wood.
Elaine Waters appeared in 12 Three Stooges short films including Dizzy Doctors, Ants In The Pantry, Movie Maniacs, A Pain In The Pullman, False Alarms, Whoops, I’m an Indian, Slippery Silks, Grips, Grunts and Groans, 3 Dumb Clucks, Goofs and Saddles, Three Little Sew and Sews, and Nutty But Nice.
Gertrude Messenger also appeared in Whoops, I’m An Indian and Slippery Silks. She starred in a total of 52 films in her career, 11 of which were westerns, for which she was best known.
Calling All Curs (1939)
Another large and lovable cast including nurses and adorable dogs. Dorothy Moore, Ethelreda Leopold, Robin Raymond, Beatrice Blinn, Beatrice Curtis.
Dorothy Moore was also in Oily To Bed, Oily to Rise.
Ethelreda Leopold Started in film as a Busby Berkely dancing girl at Warner Brothers. Worked up to the early 1990s, even appearing on an episode of Married With Children. She was in a number of Shemp solo shorts and with The Boys in Half-Shot Shooters, A Pain in The Pullman, Back To The woods, Goofs and Saddles, Wee Wee Monsieur, Nutty But Nice, All The Worlds’ A Stooge, Time Out for Rhythm, In The Sweet Pie and Pie, G.I. Wanna Go Home and Pest Man Wins.
Robin Raymond also appeared in Three Sappy People.
Beatrice Blinn has an impressive resume appearing in many popular films during her career from 1916 to 1944. she is known for Golden Boy (1939), Nothing But Pleasure (1940) and Art Trouble with Shemp (1934). She was married to Crane Wilbur. She died on March 31, 1979, in Oceanside, CA. She appeared in a number of Three Stooges shorts: False Alarms, Whoops, I’m An Indian, Slippery Silks, Termites of 1938, Violent Is the Word For Curly, Calling All Curs, and Three Sappy People.
Beatrice Curtis was also seen in False Alarms, Three Sappy People, Slippery Slicks, and the adorable bespectacled colonial ingenue in Back To The Woods.
More of Samoa (1941)
“Somebody give me a pie!” Mary Ainslee who spoke that famous line from In The Sweet Pie and Pie, was also featured in I’ll Never Heil Again, Hokus Pokus, Pet Man Wins, He Cooked His Goose and Flagpole Jitters. She may have been the only one of our nurses to appear in a Stooge short with Joe Besser; Triple Crossed. In the mid-1980s, she suffered a stroke and never fully recovered. She died on November 1, 1991.
Nutty But Nice (1940)
Evelyn Young was the only nurse in this Stooge escapade. She was also unforgettable as the beautiful woman in a turban in the doctor’s waiting room who is the object of Curly’s affection as he acts like a dog in From Nurse To Worse. She also appeared in Boobs In Arms and No Census No Feeling.
Monkey Businessmen (1946)
Enter Nurse Shapely. Jean Willes was a knock-out. Gorgeous and in her only short with Curly she belted him a good one. Willes appeared in solo films with Shemp and Curly Joe DeRita as well as The Stooges’ A Snitch In Time, Don’t Throw That Knife, Gypped In The Penthouse, and Hula-La-La. Willes appeared in approximately 65 films in her 38-year career. She was a favorite of director Edward Bernds. She made the transition to television easily appearing in dozens of series in varied roles and genre including Perry Mason, The Beverly Hillbillies, McHale’s Navy and Kojak. Willes portrayed Belle Starr opposite James Garner in a 1959 episode of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Maverick entitled “Full House,” in which Joel Grey played Billy the Kid.
Thanks to all the nurses out there! We don’t know what we would do without them.
Memorial Day began as a remembrance of those who had served and died in the Civil War.
It was originally known as Decoration Day as the graves of the fallen were decorated. This practice and other remembrances occurred all through the Nation, North and South, in the late 1860’s.
Many cities claim to be the original site of the first Memorial Day. Waterloo, New York became officially recognized in 1966 through a decree by President Lyndon Johnson.
Today, Memorial Day is celebrated the last Monday in May, and the official celebration takes place at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., with the President giving a speech and laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Memorial Day is, of course, celebrated throughout the country with local ceremonies, parades, and other activities to honor those who have given their ‘last full measure’ for our country.
So we ask that during this Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off the Summer with backyard barbecues and the Indy 500, to take a moment and remember those who have fallen in service and also to honor the men and women currently serving our country.
The Three Stooges Also Served…
The Three Stooges have always been in the American mainstream and their 85+ year history of popularity attests to their staying power and to the very high recognition they enjoy. Throughout their careers, with their body of film work and as live performers, The Three Stooges were always visible. This continued after they all left us with their body of work still available to view and as their images are constantly used by the media, advertisers and throughout the entertainment industry.
World War II USO
The Three Stooges also have a history with the United States Military; a history that is much more than just portraying soldiers or sailors in their shorts. Given their ages, they were a little too young for service in World War I and a little too old for World War II.
That didn’t stop The Boys from serving, however. Larry, Moe and Curly performed and toured with USO shows throughout World War II. They went wherever and whenever they were asked and brought their unique talents and the respite of laughter to our men and women serving in uniform in all branches of the service.
Curly Joe DeRita also toured extensively with the USO during WW II, performing throughout the South Pacific and appearing with Bing Crosby in England and France.
War Bond Drives
Besides the USO shows, The Boys were involved in some of the most successful War Bond drives throughout World War II. They were big draws and these efforts on the home front helped raise millions for the war effort. So The Three Stooges, as with most of the entertainers of the day, did their bit, some in uniform, like Clark Gable, and some as civilians, like The Three Stooges, providing needed entertainment and boosts to morale for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.
Today we honor our fallen heroes of military service and thank our men and women in uniform, wherever you are serving, we hope you are home soon safely.
For more information about the USO, which continues to provide much-needed services to our men and women in uniform, please visit their website at www.uso.com.
May is #NationalPhysicalFitnessMongh
Following the tried and true rule of three when exercising, we give you The Three Stooges Workout.
The most important part of staying in shape is to laugh.
Did you know that the average adult laughs 17 times a day? 15 muscles get a work out every time you laugh. Your abs, facial, leg and back muscles all get a workout. We’ve all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” It’s true. You may feel exhausted after a long bout of laughter – that’s because you’ve just had an aerobic workout!
Laughing increases the heart rate by 10 to 20 percent, and increases your metabolism, which means that the body goes on burning calories even when you’ve stopped laughing. Laughing for 15 minutes throughout the day can burn up to 40 calories.
As part of your giggle guide to staying fit, here are some top fitness tips from The Boys.
1. Get to the gym, dumbbell! Never underestimate an old-fashioned workout.
2. Hike! Being active in sports is always a good exercise plan.
3. Let’s Wrestle! Come out of the corner and fight to shed those extra pounds.
4. Say ahh! Don’t forget an annual check-up with your Doctor.
5. Fore! Relax and stay svelte while playing a round of golf.
6. Take The Stairs! Skip the elevator and walk where you’re going for the maximum cardio benefit.
7. Stay hydrated! Be sure and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration after all this exercise.
8. Looking Good! While proper hygiene is a no-brainer, looking good can give you a happier outlook and increased confidence.
9. Eat Right! A healthy diet of good food and laughter will help you live a longer happier life.
10. Don’t give up! You can do it! Power through!
Laugh it off!
Giggle, chortle, guffaw until your sides are sore. The Three Stooges will always be there to help you move those mandibles.
Warning: Laughter may be contagious. Side effects may include a better attitude, a feeling of elation, a positive outlook on life, and being well-liked.